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25 maig 2015
Per



Outcome? What outcome?

After the NPT Review Conference was over, we couldn’t get out of the building. The place was deserted. All those grim security men who had barred any shortcuts had gone home. Eventually we found a last door open at the other side of the building....
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Posted in General, humanitarian pledge, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), IPPNW News, NPT Review Conference, NPTRevCon, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news | Desactiva els comentaris

23 maig 2015
Per



2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

107 states— the majority of the world's countries (and of NPT states parties)—have highlighted this legal gap and have committed to fill it, by endorsing the Humanitarian Pledge issued by Austria. These states have collectively demonstrated their e...
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23 maig 2015
Per



107 states endorse the pledge as the Review Conference ends

As the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended, over 100 governments have committed to work for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons by endorsing the “Humanitarian Pledge."
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Posted in General, humanitarian pledge, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

22 maig 2015
Per



¡Ya Basta! It’s all about the ban

The President’s new draft text for Main Committee I issued Thursday morning is a nuclear-armed state text. It sells out nuclear disarmament and serves those who seek to preserve and embolden the false perception of legitimacy of nuclear weapons...
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Posted in General, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

20 maig 2015
Per



All that’s gold doesn’t glitter

There should now be no question about one thing: the NPT, by itself, cannot deliver a world without nuclear weapons. Our campaign to ban and eliminate them—in concert with the states, international organizations, and civil society groups who no lon...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament | Desactiva els comentaris

20 maig 2015
Per



IPPNW calls for end to conflict in Ukraine

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has raised grave concerns about the potential for escalation among the nuclear-armed states engaged in this tragic armed conflict.
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Posted in #werefusetobeenemies, armed violence, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear weapons, Statements and policy positions, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

19 maig 2015
Per



All that glitters is not gold

Reductions in nuclear weapons are not the same as nuclear disarmament On the plane over here, I read an essay in the Financial Times in which the author asks whether there is such a thing as an Obama Doctrine in foreign policy. The criticism of the US...
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Posted in ban treaty, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, ICJ advisory opinion, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), IPPNW News, Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT Article VI, NPTRevCon, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news | Desactiva els comentaris

12 maig 2015
Per



Time to look beyond the NPT

This NPT Review Conference is on a path to irrelevance, if not outright failure. The overwhelming majority of member states find the evidence from the HINW conferences alarming enough to warrant putting nuclear disarmament on a fast track. But the nucl...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

11 maig 2015
Per



An NPT pop quiz

The ban treaty sets new terms for engagement with the nuclear-armed states. They need to “engage” with that and become respectable, law-abiding world citizens.
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Posted in General, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

8 maig 2015
Per



Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?

During my two visits to North Korea, the officials we met called for a Korean Peninsula without nuclear weapons. Are they serious? Well, only serious negotiations can give us the answer.
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Korea, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

8 maig 2015
Per



The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

President Kennedy warned in the 1960s that in 20 years there might be 30 nuclear-weapon states in the world. That is why the NPT was created. The NPT has been a great success story in stopping proliferation. Why? Why did not a score of other states thi...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

6 maig 2015
Per



Will the NPT sink or swim?

Close to 85% of the countries in the world have delivered a wake-up call to the NPT Review Conference: “awareness of the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons must underpin all approaches and efforts towards nuclear disarmament” and “the ...
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Posted in Austrian Pledge, ban treaty, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, NPT Review Conference, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

6 maig 2015
Per



At NPT Review Conference, ICAN demands negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

The ban treaty and the process of work to put it in place will not immediately solve all the problems with nuclear weapons. Nor are these efforts meant to replace the work to reduce nuclear arsenals and maintain dialogue among nuclear-armed states on d...
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Posted in ban treaty, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), NPT, Nuclear abolition news | Desactiva els comentaris

6 maig 2015
Per



Averting a climate disaster is also an NPT obligation

A nuclear war using only 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs against modern cities would cause prolonged global climate change and create an ozone hole encircling the entire Earth, according to data presented by Rutgers professor Alan Robock at an NPT side event...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

22 abril 2015
Per



Will the NPT face the facts?

The NPT is 45 years old, and while most observers agree that it has worked reasonably well over that time to curtail the spread of nuclear weapons to countries that did not have them in 1970, it has not achieved its most important goal—a world in whi...
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Posted in Austrian Pledge, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons, Vienna HINW conference | Desactiva els comentaris

30 març 2015
Per



Who are the nuclear scofflaws?

Given all the frothing by hawkish US Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since...
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Posted in General, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, proliferation | Desactiva els comentaris

25 març 2015
Per



NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

There was and there is a dangerous hubris in NATO. There is also the inability, or lack of will, to see the position of the other side. Because of these shortcomings, our current situation may have been unavoidable. In ancient Greek tragedy, the end is...
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Posted in General, NATO, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons, Russia | Desactiva els comentaris

13 març 2015
Per



Why ban nuclear weapons? Ask the French president

President François Hollande of France has explained to the world why nuclear weapons must be banned and eliminated. Every word of his recent speech ignores the evidence about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons presented at three international ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, France, Francois Hollande, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

18 febrer 2015
Per



Injury Prevention publishes results of IPPNW victim assistance project in Zambia

By Dr. Michael Schober, Dr. Robert Mtonga and Maria Valenti How can we foster more South-North projects on violence prevention that don’t cost a fortune? Can a grassroots project with a lot of volunteer enthusiasm but a low budget succeed in help...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, BMJ, gender-based violence, General, injury prevention, IPPNW News, Students, survivors of violence, victim assistance, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

12 febrer 2015
Per



A visit to Brussels: NATO, Russia, and the EU

In the prevailing climate, negotiations between Russia and the US on new nuclear disarmament initiatives have stopped. Yet in the 1970s and 1980s, when relations were much worse than they are today, negotiations went on regularly. Now we have a mutual ...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, NATO, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, Russia | Desactiva els comentaris