December 16, 2008
Workshop Lusaka, Zambia Dr.
Robert Mtonga hosted with Joseph Dube of IANSA, a workshop on disarmament, "Towards
a Common Understanding of the Arms Trade Treaty in Zambia." Other participants
included the Deputy British High Commissioner, Paula Walsh, and the Director of
the Zambia Anti-Personnel Mine Action Centre, Sheila Mweemba, and the Deputy Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Fashion Phiri, were in attendance. Dr. Mtonga brought the message
that guns are bad for health to the proceedings and spoke about the
need for an arms trade treaty to prevent the human suffering caused by gun violence.
November 6, 2008
Letter from Michael Christ, IPPNW Executive Director
"US election and global nuclear disarmament"
October 27, 2008
IPPNW Program Director delivers NGO presentation to the UNGA First Committee on Disarmament and International Security.
July 14-18, 2008 IPPNW members and associates
raised the public health message once again at the 3rd Biennial Meeting of
States of the United Nations Programme of Action on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
and Light Weapons. Aiming for Prevention activists from
Africa, Latin America, and the US participated in the week-long conference in
New York in meetings, strategy sessions, panel discussions, side meetings and
delegate lobbying. Read more on IPPNW's participation in the conference.
April 30, 2008 Congratulations to the "Give Peace A Chance" 2008 raffle winner, Dr. Christina Englisch-Fritz of Bremen, Germany.
April 2, 2008
IPPNW has urged all three candidates for President of the United States to pledge to convene negotiations on a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
March 15-18, 2008 IPPNW members from six countries
presented thirteen papers and posters on violence prevention and public health
at this year's 9th World Conference
on Violence Prevention and Safety Promotion held in Merida, Mexico. Attendees also participated in meetings organized by regional
departments of the World Health Organization (WHO), the WHO Violence Prevention
Alliance of which IPPNW is a member, and the International Society for Violence
and Injury Prevention. The delegates spread the message that "Guns are Bad
for Health," continued discussions with the Small Arms Survey regarding
future projects, and released a press release with IANSA in which IPPNW co-president
Dr. Ime John called for more international donor investment in violence prevention. A special section of Medicine,
Conflict and Survival edited by Medacts' Dr. Jack Piachaud will be developed
based on several of the IPPNW papers presented at Safety 2008. Read more
on IPPNW's participation in the conference.