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14 desembre 2014
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Nobel Peace Laureates call for treaty banning nuclear weapons

The 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Rome this weekend. Co-presidents Ira Helfand and Tilman Ruff represented IPPNW. The Summit issued strong language condemning nuclear weapons and called for a treaty to ban them as part of a sta...
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14 desembre 2014
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Helfand holds Nobel Peace Laureates summit “spellbound”

For the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Ira Helfand held the Nobel Laureates spell-bound as he described the horrific consequences should a major nuclear exchange take place today.
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11 desembre 2014
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Firearms used in half of global homicides says new WHO report

Reducing access to guns one of “best buys” for reducing violence Firearms were used in about half of the 475,000 murders committed worldwide in 2012, according to the new Global status report on violence prevention 2014 released yesterday by the Wo...
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10 desembre 2014
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Austria pledges to work for a ban on nuclear weapons

After 44 states called for a prohibition on nuclear weapons at a conference in Vienna on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, Austria delivered the “Austrian pledge” in which it committed to work to “fill the legal gap for the prohibition...
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10 desembre 2014
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Indiscriminate weapons get banned

We are currently lacking an instrument that explicitly characterises nuclear weapons as unacceptable under international law. Our next step as supporters of the humanitarian initiative should be to explore the best way to address this legal deficit. We...
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9 desembre 2014
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The Austrian Pledge

The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons concluded today with a major step forward for ICAN and all those States that are now ready to join in a political process to ban nuclear weapons.
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9 desembre 2014
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Vienna conference builds on foundation laid in Oslo and Nayarit

The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened yesterday with more than 160 States and with far more than 300 representatives of international organizations, civil society, and academia in attendance.
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8 desembre 2014
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ICAN, in Vienna, calls for negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons

More than 150 states gather in Vienna for global conference on nuclear weapons In a demonstration of overwhelming support from the international community, representatives from more than 150 states are gathering in Vienna, Austria for the third interna...
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8 desembre 2014
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CSF Vienna—day two: the writing on the wall

Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu set the tone for the second day of the ICAN Civil Society Forum in Vienna during a video message at yesterday’s opening session: “The writing should be on the wall for the nuclear powers,” said Archbishop Tutu. ...
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7 desembre 2014
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“The courage to ban nuclear weapons”: ICAN Civil Society Forum opens in Vienna

More than 600 civil society campaigners from around the world filled the Aula der Wissenschaften (Hall of Sciences) for the first day of the ICAN Civil Society Forum in Vienna yesterday.
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2 desembre 2014
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Nuclear weapons: the road to prohibition

There have been two conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in the last year and a half. The conclusion was that any use of nuclear weapons would have such severe humanitarian consequences that they must be abolished completely. Now, ...
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1 desembre 2014
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Vienna – the city of hope

On December 8 and 9, there will be an intergovernmental conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons hosted by the Austrian government in the beautiful and historic capital, Vienna. I have asked some friends what thoughts and feelings they ...
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21 novembre 2014
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IPPNW launches new campaign kit on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has produced a new Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, presenting the essential facts about their medical, environmental, and humanitarian effects in clear, simple, and accurate language.
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6 novembre 2014
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The use of nuclear weapons

The fact is that nuclear weapons are used every day by the nuclear-armed states to threaten the rest of the world with total annihilation, while threatening themselves with the same fate.
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4 novembre 2014
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No more time to wait for a nuclear weapons ban

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Statement to the UN First Committee 28 October 2014, New York [This statement was prepared and delivered by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during the 2014 session of the U...
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3 octubre 2014
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A day to demand that the world wake up and avert nuclear doom

Implementation of the legally binding commitment to disarm that the nuclear-armed nations made 44 years ago is nowhere in sight. All of them are still investing massively in retaining indefinitely and modernising their nuclear arsenals. We need a lot m...
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2 octubre 2014
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Everyone to Vienna to save the world!

The time has come for all civilized states in the world to put a final ban on nuclear weapons, as we already did with chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munition. The nuclear-armed states are welcome to join, but we are not dependen...
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25 setembre 2014
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Arms Trade Treaty ratifications enable entry into force this year

At a special ceremony today at the United Nations in New York, several states, including the Bahamas, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), helping to exceed the magic number of 50 required for the treaty to ent...
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24 setembre 2014
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An amicus brief for the world

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has sued the United States in court on the grounds that it had failed to fulfill its nuclear disarmament obligations under international law. The US government has asked the federal court to dismiss the case. Last m...
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11 setembre 2014
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Ukraine and nuclear weapons

When the Soviet Union fell apart in 1990, Ukraine had 1,900 intercontinental missiles and 2,500 ”substrategic” nuclear weapons. For a few years, Ukraine held the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world. In the Budapest treaty of 1994, Ukraine pl...
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