News and Events

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.

Stumbling in the Dark, Reaching for the Light
IPPNW Co-President, Tilman Ruff's essay has been made into a recording, a reflection on our nuclear predicament through a human rights lens, including with some evocative music and extraordinary historic recordings 

International conference on April 24-25; rally, march to the United Nations, and peace festival on April 26
The organizing committee of "Peace & Planet: No Nukes! No Wars! No Warming!" is the umbrella group for U.S. mobilization around the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty Review in April.

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."

Body Count highlighted on Democracy Now
On the Democracy Now program, Amy Goodman interviewed Bob Gould, MD and Hans von Sponeck about the Body Count report (on actual cumulative casualties from coalition forces wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan).

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.

"2015 is the year to ban nuclear weapons"
Former Prime Minister Malcom Fraser and IPPNW Co-President, Tilman Ruff agree: "The Australian government faces a moment of truth – will we continue to hide behind the myth of 'extended nuclear deterrence', willing to risk our true security and the incineration of millions in our name, or will we finally step up and get on the right side of history?"

Indian physicians joining South Asian organization to launch nationwide public health campaign
The meeting underlined the urgent need for nuclear disarmament, actionable steps to reduce armed violence, and for the importance of mutual dialogue between South Asian nations to reduce expenditure on the arms race, and divert it to health and development.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for peace
This July, international peace advocates will have a conference in Moshi, Tanzania and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, as a symbol of reaching challenging goals, and to raise awareness of the effects of uranium mining and nuclear weapons.

Activists share common goals in Finland and Iran
Drs. Vappu and Ilkka Taipale of PSR Finland gave a joint speech on building and sustaining a culture of peace, at the Tehran Peace Museum. They also spoke with several chemical weapons survivors duing their visit. View photos here.