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6 maig 2015
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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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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

11 febrer 2015
Per



P5 steps up…or was that down…or sideways…

The P5 met in London this month to reaffirm that they need to be seen reaffirming from time to time their affirmation that a world without nuclear weapons is a topic of discussion to which they take an affirmative approach.
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Posted in General, HINW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, P5 | Desactiva els comentaris

4 febrer 2015
Per



How to get out of the Nuclear Swamp

This week I read an email exchange that made me think. Actually, it worried me deeply. In one of the messages an old friend described the Nuclear Weapons Convention – an idea many of us fought for since the early nineties – as a “fairy tale” an...
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Posted in ban treaty, elimination, General, ICAN, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Weapons Convention, strategy | Desactiva els comentaris

26 gener 2015
Per



Are the US and Russian governments once again on the nuclear warpath?

A quarter century after the end of the Cold War and decades after the signing of landmark nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements, are the U.S. and Russian governments once more engaged in a potentially disastrous nuclear arms race with one ano...
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8 gener 2015
Per



Thomas B. Graboys — a life that balanced skill with compassion

Dr. Thomas Graboys succumbed on January 5th after a long struggle with Lewy body disease, an unrelenting and progressive neurologic illness. Especially in the years leading up to the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, Tom was active in IPPNW and in our US affilia...
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Posted in cardiology, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News | Desactiva els comentaris

24 desembre 2014
Per



Arms Trade Treaty enters into force, offers hope for health, human rights, peace

People of all faiths and races have a reason to rejoice today as a new treaty that will regulate the $85 billion global trade in arms and ammunition enters into force this Christmas eve. After more than a decade of campaigning by thousands worldwide, t...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade, arms trade treaty, ATT, General, gun violence, health, IPPNW News, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

14 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, Nobel Peace Prize, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty | Desactiva els comentaris

14 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, Nobel Peace Prize, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

11 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, firearm violence, General, gun violence, health, homicides, interpersonal violence, violence and health, violence prevention, World Health Organization | Desactiva els comentaris

10 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in #goodbyenukes, #HINW14vienna, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nuclear abolition news, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty | Desactiva els comentaris

10 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in #goodbyenukes, #HINW14vienna, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nuclear abolition news, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty | Desactiva els comentaris

9 desembre 2014
Per



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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Posted in #HINW14vienna, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty, Vienna HINW conference | Desactiva els comentaris