International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 64 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. www.ippnw.org

Major global health, humanitarian organizations convene to welcome Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the eve of the Entry Into Force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), leaders of six top international health and humanitarian organizations will convene for the first time to address their roles in…

Human Rights Tribunal in Berlin: Migration and Asylum Policies of the German Government and the EU Violate Fundamental Human Rights Including the Right to Health

The current migration and asylum policies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU seriously violate the right to health and the physical and psychological integrity of migrant and refugee peoples. This is the result of the Human Rights…

Nobel Peace Laureates Summit Stresses the Urgent Need to Prevent Nuclear War

Since August 1945, when the US detonated the first atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded eight times to individuals and organizations for their work to prevent nuclear war and to rid the world…

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War Possibilities and Perspectives for Prevention

Mr. Suleimenov Olzhas, leader of the International Anti-Nuclear Movement “Nevada Semey”, Ms. Raimkulova Aktoty, Minister of culture and sports, Ms.Pikkat Krista, Director of UNESCO cluster office, dignitaries on the dais and dear delegates, it is an honour to participate and…

IPPNW warns of dire consequences of military escalation in Kashmir

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is calling on the Indian government to restore immediately all communications and freedom of movement in Kashmir and Jammu, and urging all states in the disputed border regions to initiate new…

ICAN activists unroll 20 meter long banner on top of BNP Paribas building in Germany

This morning, in a spectacular action for Nuclear Abolition Day, three German ICAN activists protested against BNP Paribas Bank’s investments in nuclear weapons. They unrolled a 20 meter banner with the slogan “Stop Investing in Nuclear Weapons” on the roof…

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

The following joint statement has been released by International Physicias for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear…

The nuclear bomb is a weapon of crime and mass destruction

by Roland Oldham, Moruroa e Tatou, Tahiti The nuclear bomb is a weapon of crime and mass destruction. We should all be well aware of the examples of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the consequences still today have effects across generations.…

Towards adoption of a strong nuclear ban treaty on 7 July

by Tilman Ruff. On Monday 26 June, the UN conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons undertook the first read-through of a revised draft treaty text prepared by the conference president, Costa Rican ambassador Elayne Whyte. Now two weeks…

IPPNW statement on Korea crisis

The persistent tensions on the Korean peninsula are rapidly escalating into a crisis fueled by mutual fears, provocations, and the volatile temperaments of two unpredictable, nuclear-armed heads of state. The current US administration seems determined to “resolve” the situation through…

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