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"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. Registration for the K-Project for Peace is open until March 15th.

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.  

Ira Helfand Addresses 2014 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit
IPPNW co-president Ira Helfand gave an eloquent talk at the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome on December 13. The 9-minute video is now on IPPNW's YouTube channel.  

Firearms used in half of global homicides says new WHO report
December 11: Firearms were used in about half of the 475,000 murders committed worldwide in 2012, according to the new Global status report on violence prevention 2014 published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (U.N.) Development Programme (UNDP), and the U.N. Office of Crime and Drugs (UNODC). 
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