News and Events

Ban treaty negotiations head to finish line!
More than 125 nations negotiated a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons at the UN. A draft of the treaty released cited “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons” and asserts that their complete elimination is “the only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons are never used again under any circumstances.”

Discussing peace, health, and nuclear weapons in the UK
The joint MEDACT Forum and IPPNW World Congress will be held September 4-6, 2017, at the University of York, United Kingdom. In addition to a packed program during the main Forum/Congress, the IPPNW International Council and Board of Directors meetings will be held on Sunday, Sept 3 and on Thursday, Sept 7. 

Free, online Medical Peace Work course
Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building. The Medical Peace Work Partnership and University of Bergen (Norway) together are offering a massive open online course starting May 1. Register for the course now and learn about the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies! Workload: 2 hours per week (12 hours total).

"The UN meetings are just a starting point"
IPPNW co-president, Ira Helfand, was featured in NHK World's broadcast "Hope for nuclear weapons ban".



Norwegian Medical Appeal gaining momentum
Inspired by the Dutch Medical Appeal, Norwegian Physicians against Nuclear Weapons launched a Norwegian Medical Appeal. Prominent health professionals who have endorsed this appeal include the President and Chairman of the Norwegian Medical Association.