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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). 

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, helping to exceed the magic number of 50 required for the treaty to enter into force.