Danish Doctors against Arms

[Posted February 8, 2017]

About the danish affiliate

We have around 300 doctors as full members. This number is slowly, but steadily declining.
Doctors or medical students or those with another health education that support the mission of IPPNW can become members.

Our mission statement: To work for the abolition of Nuclear Weapons and the Prevention of Nuclear War. To work for the Prevention of all wars, where Nuclear Weapons States are involved. To work for the implementation of Non-violent Conflict Solution and to diminish the deleterious effects of war and war-preparation on health, development and environment.

Founded in 1983, DLMK had a stormy attendance with up to 2,000 members in the 1980’s. After the end of the cold war, the attendance has declined significantly. In recent years we had arranged annual meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss current issues regarding nuclear weapons and international security with senior officers. Also dates of remembrance like the Hiroshima-Day and the 20 years of the Chernobyl disaster have been focus-points in recent years.

How can locals get involved with the affiliate today?

To give financial and, if possible, personal contributions to the work of IPPNW, mainly in the field of abolition of nuclear weapons. Together with the Swedish affiliate of IPPNW (SLMK), we publish a periodical quarterly. Our current priorities also includes student projects, student development and the inclusion of young doctors. Local partners include Pugwash Denmark, Danish Peace Council.