2017 News and Events

United Nations General Assembly approving the Arms Trade Treaty. Photo:Devra Berkowitz / UN Photo

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April 27, 2017
Toward A Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (CVC-217), First St NE, Washington, DC 20515
Current realities call for a transformational change in nuclear weapons policy. This one day conference brought together scientists, policy experts, and religious leaders to discuss what must be done to pave the way for a nuclear weapons-free world. Convened by Soka Gakkai International-USA, cosponsored by PSR and other groups.

April 15, 2017
Chesepeake PSR Annual Dinner with guest speaker: Dr. Ira Helfand
Baltimore, MD

March 28, 2017
Video on NHK World of IPPNW co-president, Ira Helfand
Hope for a Nuclear Weapons Ban

March 27-31, 2017
First Negotiations Session
United Nations, New York, NY, USA
ICAN has published a very nice summary and evaluation of the campaign's accomplishments during the first week of ban treaty negotiations in March [here]. IPPNW's blog also wrote extensively on the First Negotiations Session in NY [here].

March 25-28, 2017
European Student Conference and Western Balkans Meeting
Pristina, Kosovo

March 25-26, 2017
ICAN Campaigners Meeting
New York, NY, USA

February 21, 2017
OpEd in Kyodo News by IPPNW co-president, Tilman Ruff
"A moment of truth arrives for a nuclear ban"

February 21-22, 2017
IPPNW Symposium: Global Security
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Co-organized by Pugwash and IPPNW Russia

February 18, 2017
University of Chieti, Italy
Conference: "The Role of Health Workers in an Emergency"

February 10, 2017
ICAN Global Week of Action

February 2-5, 2017
16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Bogotá, Colombia

February 2, 2017
Roundtable "Towards Banning Nuclear Weapons in 2017: Changing the game in nuclear disarmament?"
Diplomatische Akademie, Vienna, Austria

January 26, 2017
The Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
Parliamentarian discussion on the "War on Terror"
The 40 minute session included comments from Inge Höger, parliamentarian of The Left, who quoted from IPPNW Germany's Body Count publication.

January 24, 2017
Cover story (Mushroom Cloud -- "Worried?") in Boston Metro
PSR/IPPNW Physician Philip Lederer is concerned and gives his take on what a Trump Presidency may mean to those working to prevent nuclear war.