International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Mombasa Appeal for peace and prevention of Nuclear War

At our 23rd World Congress in Mombasa in April 2023, we, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, discussed the risks and impending consequences of the current, crisis situation on our planet. The war in Ukraine bears enormous…

New warnings on global famine in the case of nuclear war

On August 15th, 2022, a press briefing was held under the title “Global Famine after Nuclear War”. The event tackled issues related to the environmental impacts of nuclear war anywhere in the world. It was based on a research paper…

“Limited regional” nuclear war would trigger a global climate catastrophe according to new study

It’s long been known a major nuclear war could destroy modern civilization and kill most of humanity. But what about a “limited” nuclear war—a conflict confined to one region, say, or involving just a tiny fraction of the world’s arsenals?…

Citizens of the world are against war and nuclear weapons

The following statement from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), was signed by 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. As Nobel Peace Prize Laureates we reject war and nuclear weapons. We call on all our fellow citizens…

Medical Appeal: No War in Europe!

Medical professionals call for diplomacy to avert a humanitarian disaster Doctors and other health professionals in Europe take their responsibility for preventive action to save lives very seriously. The pandemic has shown how much effort they are prepared to put…

International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Pressenza publishes below the full statement published today by six international health organizations regarding the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. On the eve of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons…

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…

Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand, IPPNW

On June 6th, we at Pressenza premiered our latest documentary film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”.  For this film, we interviewed 14 people, experts in their fields, who were able to provide insight into the history of…

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…

Health federations appeal for prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

The leading international federations representing the world’s physicians, public health professionals, and nurses have told a special UN working group that the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons requires urgent action to prohibit and eliminate them…