Calendar of upcoming events

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 all-day conference will bring 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.

May 1, 2017
Medical Peace Work free online course
Violence affects health in multiple ways. Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building. The Medical Peace Work Partnership and University of Bergen (Norway) together are offering a massive open online course starting May 1. Register for the course now and learn about the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies! Workload: 2 hours per week (12 hours total).

May 2, 2017
PrepCom for the 2020 NPT Review
Vienna, Austria

May 25-28, 2017
European Student Conference and Western Balkan Meeting
Prishtina, Kosovo
The main topic of the conference will be: Radiation and its effects on human health. For more information on how students can participate, please join the IPPNW Student Facebook group. Registration is now open.

June 5-12, 2017
Global Week of Action against Gun Violence
The theme for the 2017 is: “The Road to Development and Peace Begins With Silencing the Guns.” The specific focus in each country will depend on the local and national context. Small arms not only facilitate the taking and maiming of lives, they also kill economies and and social bonds.

June 15-July 7, 2017
Second (Main) Negotiation Session
United Nations, New York, NY, USA

August 26-September 2, 2017
IPPNW Medical Student Bike Tour
Faslane to York (342 miles/550km) in the United Kingdom
The aim of this tour is to remember and show solidarity with the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, uranium mining, nuclear energy and nuclear accidents while at the same time advocating for a world free of nuclear weapons. Please note that due to high demand, limited spaces and past experiences, the student organizers have decided to raise the requirements for participating this year

September 4-6, 2017
Joint Joint MEDACT Forum and IPPNW World Congress
University of York, York, United Kingdom
The congress will be a joint endeavor with Medact, the UK affiliate of IPPNW, and will provide unique opportunities to network with leadership and activism in the peace, health and nuclear abolition movement. The on-site accommodation in York’s James College includes a mixture of en-suite and shared bathrooms at very reasonable cost. Delegate registration will include lunch and conference refreshments, and accommodations will include breakfast and dinner. The IPPNW International Council will meet on Sunday, Sept 3 and again on Thursday, Sept 7. The Main conference will take place on September 4 – 6. Program here.

September 14-17, 2017
Symposium "Human Rights, Future Generations, amd Crimes in the Nuclear Age"
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
In these times of increased geopolitical tension, we believe that interdisciplinary dialogue is crucial to building a nuclear-weapons-free future. Co-sponsored by PSR / IPPNW Switzerland, the Association of Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament, Uranium Network Germany, the Nuclear Free Future Award Foundation, and Centre International de Droit Comparé de l‘Environnement, this symposium will seek to not only address the past, but also how together, from a multidisciplenary approach, we can work together to prevent future harm.

September 12, 2017
Culture of Peace Distinguished Speakers Series
SGI Cultural Center, New York, NY, USA

October 19-20, 2017
8th WHO Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting
Ottawa, Canada

October 22, 2017
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Evening for Peace
Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Ongoing Exhibition - "Against the Odds - Making a difference in global health"
National Library of Medicine (travelling exhibition)
The National Library of Medicine exhibition opened in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the World Health Organization, and IPPNW’s story is part of a theme on health and peace in "From Conflict to Consensus." Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health tells the many stories of this global health revolution drawing upon a legacy of success, often based on the simplest means.