IPPNW Coalitions and International Partners


IPPNW works closely with other NGOs, coalitions, civil society organizations, and international agencies concerned with nuclear weapons, armed violence, and the relationships between international security, health and development.

Abolition 2000 [abolition2000.org]
IPPNW is a founding member of a network of more than 2,000 organizations in more than 90 countries worldwide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Control Arms Campaign [www.controlarms.org]
IPPNW serves on the Steering Board of the Control Arms Campaign, a coalition of civil society organizations working for a global, legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Cluster Munitions Coalition [stopclustermunitions.org]
IPPNW serves on the Steering Committee of the CMC, an international civil society campaign working to eradicate cluster munitions, prevent further casualties from these weapons and put an end for all time to the suffering they cause.

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) [iansa.org]
IANSA is a network of 800 civil society organizations working in 120 countries to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. Through Aiming for Prevention, IPPNW leads IANSA's Public Health Network.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [icanw.org]
ICAN is a global grassroots movement for total nuclear disarmament through a legally binding and verifiable Nuclear Weapons Convention. ICAN was launched in 2007 as an initiative of IPPNW, a global federation of medical professionals. Today more than 200 organizations in 50 countries are part of ICAN and thousands of individuals have signed the pledge for a nuclear-weapon-free world. ICAN provides a voice to the overwhelming majority of people across the globe who support abolition.

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW) [bandepleteduranium.org]
ICBUW campaigns for a ban on the use of uranium in all conventional weapons and weapon systems and for monitoring, health care, compensation and environmental remediation for communities affected by their use. ICBUW represents more than 120 NGOs worldwide and seeks to do for uranium weapons what the International Coalition to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition did for those types of weapons, in essence to develop a uranium weapons treaty that would prohibit the use of uranium in all conventional, i.e. non-nuclear, weapons.

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
[ifmsa.org]
IFMSA is a sister organization working in common cause to mobilize the energy and influence of medical students worldwide. IFMSA represents thousands of medical students from around the world that are actively engaged in a variety of dynamic programs on disarmament, peace and human rights.

Mayors for Peace [mayorsforpeace.org/english]
Mayors for Peace is promoting the 2020 Vision Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons, a program to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2020, the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As part of this campaign, Mayors for Peace has launched Cities Are Not Targets (CANT) a parallel to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

Middle Powers Initiative [middlepowers.org]
The Middle Powers Initiative is dedicated to the worldwide reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons, in a series of well-defined stages accompanied by increasing verification and control. MPI works primarily with "middle power" governments to encourage and educate the nuclear weapons states to take immediate practical steps that reduce nuclear dangers, and commence negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons. IPPNW sits on the MPI steering committee.

UN Department of Public Information (DPI)
[undpi.org] and UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [un.org/ecosoc]
IPPNW is a United Nations-accredited NGO under criteria established by ECOSOC and administered by the NGO Section of DPI. As a UN-accredited NGO, IPPNW has official representation at conferences and other events based at the UN, such as Review Conferences and Preparatory Committee meetings of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms.

World Health Organization
[who.int/en/]
IPPNW is an NGO in official relations with the WHO, working on programs of common interest at the intersections of health, violence, peace, and security.

WHO Violence Prevention Alliance [who.int/violenceprevention/en/]
IPPNW is an active member of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation. Participants are committed to implement the recommendations of the World report on violence and health.