Nuclear abolition news

14 febrer 2014
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Friends don’t let friends…

IPPNW had a very big footprint on the first day in Nayarit. Masao Tomanaga presented a new study comparing the consequences of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing with what would happen should one of today’s weapons be used. Ira Helfand, who closed the presen...
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13 febrer 2014
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Wasting no time in Nayarit

The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened in Nayarit, Mexico this morning, and the initial speakers wasted no time in expressing their conviction that an understanding of what nuclear weapons can do requir...
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13 febrer 2014
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The ban is coming, despite the boycott

As delegations from 146 States began to arrive at the venue for the Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, more than 100 civil society activists organized by ICAN completed a two-day campaigners meeting to ensure...
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12 febrer 2014
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ICAN arrives in Nayarit

At the opening of the two-day ICAN campaigners meeting preceding the government conference, we learned from the Foreign Ministry that 146 States have now registered—16 more than registered for the first such conference in Oslo last year. This is not ...
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31 gener 2014
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“Human beings have to stop keeping nuclear arms”

NHK-TV in Japan aired a profile of Dr. Masao Tomonaga, IPPNW's Regional Vice President for North Asia and Director of the Japanese Red Cross Hospital in Nagasaki. Dr. Tomonaga will join the Japanese delegation to the Second International Conference on ...
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27 gener 2014
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The P5 are on the run…but toward or away from Nayarit?

A new "consensus statement" from the conservative Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns the nuclear-armed states that this new focus on humanitarian impact—in other words, what nuclear weapons actually do when used, regardless o...
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27 gener 2014
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All civilized states to Mexico in February

Instead of continuing to bury their heads in the sand, the nuclear-weapon states should rather join the ongoing process to find a real path to a safer world without nuclear weapons. In his five years as US President, Barack Obama has repeatedly made s...
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27 novembre 2013
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How to guarantee a nuclear-weapon-free Iran

The interim nuclear deal signed on Sunday is important for reasons that go beyond its specific terms. Everyone benefits from even this partial accomplishment. Successful diplomacy can be followed by more diplomacy, and the world has become a safer, som...
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20 novembre 2013
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A Red Cross and Red Crescent call to action on nuclear weapons

The Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement renewed its call for the elimination of nuclear weapons at the IFRC’s General Assembly this month in Sydney, Australia. The resolution, “Working towards the e...
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26 octubre 2013
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Nuclear Exits – out of the dark, into the light

You might have known that South Africa built nuclear weapons and then destroyed them again in the early 90s. But did you know that Sweden tried to get nuclear weapons? Or Switzerland? Countries that have had a nuclear weapons programme and have then ch...
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22 octubre 2013
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“Very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used”

A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of nuclear weapons would...
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27 setembre 2013
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“Each of us is responsible”

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society 26 September 2013, New York I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi S...
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18 setembre 2013
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Nuclear weapons are decreasing in numbers, but not on their way out

Hans M. Kristensen and Robert. S. Norris of the Federation of American Scientists have published the latest data on global nuclear weapons arsenals. Of the 17,200 nuclear weapons in the world, about 10,000 are in stockpile. Approximately 4,400 are acti...
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7 agost 2013
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“100 nuclear blasts = worldwide starvation”

IPPNW Co-president Ira Helfand explained the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at a Hiroshima Day memorial gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 6. Dr. Helfand asked the participants to sign a petition urging President ...
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6 agost 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Declaration

We greet the morning of the 68th return of “that day.” At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, a sing...
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6 juny 2013
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B61 – a pork barrel* bomb

The B-61 role is being changed. All these (NATO) bombs in US possession will be upgraded and modernized. Under the Nuclear Stewardship program they will be extensively overhauled. Moreover, they will be equipped with a tail fin and a steering system, m...
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21 maig 2013
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Carl Bildt — Is he serious?

We in SLMK, the Swedish affiliate of IPPNW, have worked hard over a long time to resurrect the failing dedication to nuclear disarmament in the Swedish Foreign Office. We tried repeatedly to get the MFA to sign on to the South African paper at the NPT ...
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16 maig 2013
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Stupid or Safe? ICAN launches new petition for nuclear weapons ban

ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons—has started a global petition drive calling for the commencement of negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
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25 abril 2013
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Japan admits the obvious

When some 50 protesters gathered outside the Japanese Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday, questioning that country's refusal to sign onto a joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons submitted to the N...
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24 abril 2013
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74 NPT States issue humanitarian appeal for abolition

The number of countries demanding the elimination of nuclear weapons as a humanitarian imperative grew to 74 today, when South Africa read a joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons on behalf of that many delegations to the 2013 No...
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