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Letters to the editor of the New York Times
September 25: Letters from David Keppel (an FCNL member), Stephen Young (a staff person with Union of Concerned Scientists) and from Ira Helfand (representing IPPNW). Ira specifically calls for a ban on nuclear weapons.

The "Race to 50" is won!
At a special ceremony at the United Nations in New York, several states, including the Bahamas, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), helping to exceed the magic number of 50 required for the treaty to enter into force. 

IPPNW World Congress issues Astana Declaration
“We live in dangerous times, surrounded by challenges that can seem intractable. Yet we also see signs of hope. We leave Astana recommitted to achieving a world without nuclear weapons and without war, which provides for the health, safety, and security of all."

Doctors, Parliamentarians Address Health Impacts of Gun Violence at UN
“On an average day in the United States 86 people are killed by guns,” was one of many alarming facts presented by IPPNW’s Dr. Bill Durston at a June 17th panel conducted by IPPNW, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons and IANSA at the UN Fifth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider Implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

IPPNW/PSR physicians brief Cardinal O'Malley on the nuclear famine report
Drs. Ira Helfand and John Pastroe, briefed Cardinal Seán O'Malley on the Nuclear Famine report and discussed the urgent need for leadership to move towards a treaty to eliminated nuclear weapons. Cardinal O'Malley will discuss these issues with the Pope when he is in Rome in early July.
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