News and Events

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.

Arms Trade Treaty “Race to 50” gains momentum with 18 additional countries
On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, 18 countries helped move the “race to 50” ratification goal much closer at a UN ceremony - Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Total ratificationss now stand at 31.

Mazda's Make Things Better Award to small arms project
The Mazda award was launched at the summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in October, 2013 in Warsaw, and the joint IPPNW project “Raising awareness on small arms through interactive radio sprogrammes” has now won the first of these awards!