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Joint Statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons delivered to the UN
April 24: 74 nations co-signed the statement delivered to the United Nations at Geneva, that "the catastrophic effects of a nuclear weapon detonation, whether by accident, miscalculation or design, cannot be adequately addressed. All efforts must be exerted to eliminate this threat. The only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons will never be used again is through their total elimination."
IPPNW statement on the Korean nuclear crisis
April 5: The use of nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula must be prevented. Regardless of the reasons for the current escalation in tensions, the recent displays of nuclear force by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and by the US, on behalf of its ally the Republic of Korea, can have only one of two outcomes: either both sides will step back from the precipice or deterrence will fail and millions of people will suffer the fate of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Nobel Peace Laureates press President Obama on Arms Trade Treaty
March 13: US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow laureate at the White House today.
Editorial: Beyond doomsday, to an understanding of nuclear famine
March 12: When Norway’s foreign ministry convened a conference last week in Oslo, more than 128 nations, and even the busy folks at the Vatican, saw the topic as important enough to send representatives. The United States, sadly, did not...
Help Save Lives: Ask President Obama and US Senators to Support a Strong Arms Trade Treaty!
February 28: The world’s governments will convene March 18th -28th at the United Nations for a final Diplomatic Conference to negotiate an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). PSR has initiated a call for US health professionals to write to the Administration and other elected officials and ask them to support a strong and humanitarian-based ATT. Add your voice!
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