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December 24, 2014
Arms Trade Treaty enters into force, offers hope for health, human rights, peace
December 11, 2014
14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Drs. Ira Helfand and Tilman Ruff represented IPPNW at the World Summit. To view the 9-minute video by Dr. Helfand, it's available on IPPNW's YouTube channel.
December 8-9, 2014
Third International Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
December 6-7, 2014
ICAN Civil Society Forum
The Vienna conference builds on a foundation laid in Oslo and Nayarit. Please look at #goodbyenukes, #HINW14vienna for links to photos, tweets, blog posts by attendees, or start with this post.
December 6, 2014
Conference: Caring For Patients At Risk For Gun Violence Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
Waltham Woods, Massachusetts, USA
The intent of the conference was to show how evidence-based tools can be developed to diagnose and treat patients at risk for gun violence, and to bring together clinicians, academic researchers, public policy experts, community-based program leaders
December 5, 2014
Public Forum: The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, followed by the Sean MacBride Prize Ceremony
The Marshall Islands have suffered from the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of nuclear tests. Now they are turning this sad experience into a brave action against nuclear weapons themselves. On April 24th, 2014, the Marshall Islands filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice against the nine nuclear-armed States, and in a U.S. Federal District Court against the United States. The Marshall Islands claims that the nuclear-armed nations have failed to comply with their legal obligations to negotiate in good faith for the global elimination of nuclear weapons.
November 8, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Training: Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Campaign
PSR-LA held a special training on November 8 for physicians and health professionals to learn more about IPPNW's efforts for nuclear disarmament. Location: Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
November 26-27, 2014
Physicians meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nepal
A small delegation of PSR Nepal physicians and medical students met with and delivered a statement to Hon. Mr. Bahadur Pande, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nepal, and stressed the importance of supporting a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
November 8, 2014
Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador
Seminar: Prevention of Violence and Promoting Peace
Location: FUSAL Conference Room, (near the US Embassy) Orden de Malta Boulevard #10, Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador
October 25-26, 2014
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Topics included the impact of nuclear weapons, the ability of Canadians to respond to a nuclear detonation, legal and political roads to disarmament, the humanitarian approach to disarmament, and campaigning skills.
October 14-15, 2014
The Annual Meeting of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance
Washington, DC, USA
October 8-11, 2014
65th World Medical Association General Assembly
Durban, South Africa
October 2 - November, 2014
UN First Committee
New York, New York
An ICAN delegation was in New York.
October 4, 2014
Srinagar and Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir Region, India
Provided Medical Flood Relief
A medical relief team, including physician leaders from the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development traveled to the Jammu & Kashmir region of India to provide medical care to the survivors of the September flood disaster.
September 29, 2014
For the past decade, Dr. Helfand has been working with climate scientists to describe the impact of a even limited regional nuclear war. He is the author of the 2013 updated report, "Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk - Global Impacts of Limited Nuclear War on Agriculture, Food Supplies, and Human Nutrition."
September 28, 2014
Panel discussion on global security organized by the Sam Nunn Institute of International Affairs at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
IPPNW Co-President Ira Helfand presented the consequences of limited and large scale nuclear wars. He spoke as part of a panel in connection with a planning meeting for the next World Summit of Peace Laureates in Atlanta, and the entire hour-long video is on YouTube. Ira is introduced at the 13:30 mark, and his opening remarks go to 24:00.
September 26, 2014
Arms Trade Treaty ratifications enable entry into force this year.
“This is a victory for health and humanity,” said Dr. Robert Mtonga, IPPNW/Zambia, and past co-president of IPPNW, who has been active in leading IPPNW advocacy for a humanitarian-based ATT. He joined others in IPPNW today and in theControl Arms Coalition to express his joy in today’s accomplishment. IPPNW doctors and medical students worldwide have been working for years in their countries, as well as at U.N. meetings, to advocate for the ATT as a health imperative. Last year, IPPNW delivered a Medical Alert for a Stong ATT petition with signatures from 58 countries to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon..
September 25, 2014
An op-ed published by ICAN Australia committee member, Richard Tanter, and IPPNW Co-President, Tilman Ruff.
September 25, 2014
Letters to the editor
Stephen Young (a staff person with Union of Concerned Scientists) and from Ira Helfand (representing IPPNW). Ira specifically calls for a ban on nuclear weapons.
September 22, 2014
Talk: "Beyond the war and militarism for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence."
Nobel Peace Laureate, Ms. Mairead Maguire spoke at the National Research Foundation.
September 14-19, 2014
4th Global Summer School and the 3rd Global Health Conference
The Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and IPPNW Germany hosted the 4th Global Health Summer School (September 14-19, 2014) and the 3rd Global Health Conference (September 20, 2014) in Berlin.
August 27-30, 2014
21st IPPNW World Congress
Hosted by IPPNW Kazakhstan in cooperation with IPPNW CIS Regional Affiliates. “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." Read the Astana Declaration here.
July 12, 2014
Seminar: "The ongoing conflict in Iraq and the impact on India and world peace"
Organized by Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Social Thinkers' Forum, this seminar focused on the ongoing events in Iraq and west Asian countries.
June 24, 2014
OpEd for the European Leadership Network
Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, the Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has written a great op-ed piece in which he cites IPPNW's work on nuclear famine as a major humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Ambassador Kmentt is one of the lead organizers of the Vienna conference on HINW scheduled for December 8-9 in Vienna.