News and Events

Countdown to the Arms Trade Treaty
IPPNW’s Bob Mtonga and other NGO colleagues are calling for diplomats to support strong implementation policies of the Arms Trade Treaty at the First Conference of States Parties August 24-27 in Cancun, Mexico.

Ronald McCoy: Never Again Hiroshima, Nagasaki
"In the name of humanity, there must never again be another Hiroshima or Nagasaki. But we can only make sure of that, if we abolish every single nuclear weapon in the hands of the nine nuclear-armed states — the US, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Korea." 

IPPNW Co-President on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
"For 70 years, we have told ourselves that nuclear weapons make us secure. But it is time to reject this fantasy and recognize that nuclear weapons are, in fact, the primary threat to our security -- that far from protecting us they pose an existential threat to our civilization, and perhaps to our survival as a species."

New resource on the importance of a nuclear ban
ICAN has created a new website in order to educate people about nuclear weapons and to inspire citizens from all over the world to join our movement to ban them.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for peace
June 28-29: International peace advocates convened in Moshi, Tanzania to raise awareness on the effects of uranium mining and nuclear weapons. June 30-July 4, 17 doctors, medical students, and other antinuclear activists climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and valiantly raised the IPPNW banner at the top of the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Watch a video from their climb here.

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.

Doctors and Parliamentarians Dialogue on Small Arms Crisis
IPPNW leaders brought a public health perspective on armed violence to policy makers at two seminars in India and Peru organized by the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, convened to discuss the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms.

Nuclear weapons abolition - a medical imperative
Dr. Sue Wareham in the Medical Journal of Australia: "Medical and humanitarian professionals have already played a crucial role in advocating for the removal of the global nuclear weapons threat. The emergence now of a strong majority of the world's governments committed to the same goal represents unprecedented progress and opportunity. Medical voices are needed now as much as ever, to seize the opportunity while it lasts, and to help delegitimise and stigmatise these horrific devices."

Physicians organizations publish casualty figures from the "War on Terror"
To mark the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, physicians from Germany, Canada, and the US have collaborated to record the injuries and deaths resulting from the “War on Terror” in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.