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June 6, 2016: Letter to President Obama after his visit to Hiroshima
October 1, 2015: ICAN to UNGA - A treaty banning nuclear weapons and the process of work to put it in place will not immediately solve all the problems with nuclear weapons. Nor are these efforts meant to replace the work to reduce nuclear arsenals and maintain dialogue among nuclear-armed states on disarmament. All of these efforts must intensify. They are not mutually exclusive, but mutually reinforcing. The nuclear-armed states must eliminate nuclear weapons and the global war system they uphold by taking apart the apparatus of annihilation that has distorted human development immeasurably for generations.
January 6, 2016: "We urge the DPRK government to reconsider its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, and to join with the majority of States that have pledged to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons because of their unacceptable humanitarian impact."
August 11, 2015: "As physicians we have a responsibility to sound a warning when human survival is at stake. It is our belief that the conflict in Ukraine, and the way the US and Russia are reacting to this crisis, have brought us closer to nuclear war than at any time since the height of the Cold War. Please give this your joint consideration and act accordingly. World peace and the very survival of humanity is in your hands."
July 14, 2015: The agreement is also an important victory for diplomacy over military confrontation. Lifting economic sanctions against Iran and ending the policy of isolation that has imposed terrible hardships on the Iranian people can go a long way toward restoring peace and stability in the region.
May 20, 2015: The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has raised grave concerns about the potential for escalation among the nuclear-armed states engaged in this tragic armed conflict.
April 28, 2015: Joint statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
December 9, 2014: ICAN statement to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
September 2, 2014: Statement on the situation in the Ukraine --- "[We] hope the parties recognize the potential existential threat posed by a return to nuclear-armed antagonism. We call for renewed efforts to finally negotiate an end to the risk of nuclear war by making the historic decision to take the weapons off high alert and then ban and eliminate them. We are living in the most dangerous time since the end of World War II, and this is our joint prescription for our survival." [PDF]
August 30, 2013: IPPNW Astana Congress Statement
August 27, 2013: The IPPNW Board of Directors firmly believes that chemical weapons, and any weapon of mass destruction, should never be used, and existing stockpiles should be eliminated in line with the Chemical Weapons Convention. Related news: article on the work of two IPPNW physicians who are trying to get medical supplies to chemical weapon survivors in Iran.
June 5, 2013: The IPPNW Board of Directors issued a statement about the ongoing public health crisis resulting from the March 2011 nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima. The statement makes reference to a report from Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, an advance, unedited copy of which has been made available by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
April 24, 2013: 74 nations co-signed a statement delivered to the United Nations at Geneva, that "the catastrophic effects of a nuclear weapon detonation, whether by accident, miscalculation or design, cannot be adequately addressed. All efforts must be exerted to eliminate this threat. The only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons will never be used again is through their total elimination."
April 05, 2013: The Co-Presidents of IPPNW have sent the following letter to the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and the United States, in response to the escalating series of nuclear threats over the past several days.
March 14, 2013: US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow laureate at the White House today.
Amnesty International and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War are among the Nobel Laureates, who also include leaders on human rights, humanitarian and disarmament issues from Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa.
February 12, 2013: The IPPNW Executive Committee's statement in response to the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)
December 18, 2012: IPPNW congratulates President Obama on getting elected for a second term as President. IPPNW also expresses serious concerns about the continued program of subcritical nuclear tests that have been conducted by the US since it signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996.
December 6, 2012: IPPNW's reaction to the reports that the Syrian government may be preparing to use sarin agents or other chemical weapons.
February 8, 2012: IPPNW calls for diplomacy, not war, with Iran
IPPNW released a statement concerning the growing threat of military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. Several affiliates have plans to deliver the statement to their local Israeli and Iranian embassies and to urge their own governments to take a clear stand against military action against Iran.
March 23, 2011: A statement on the conflict in Libya has been issued by the IPPNW Executive Committee, in consultation with the affiliates.
June 8, 2010: Joint statement from the Palestinian and Israeli affiliates on the recent violence. This statement is the product of unique and powerful collaboration, with physicians transcending political and ideological divisions to speak out with a common voice for peace and humanity.
April 26, 2010: Nuclear Weapons and NATO:Cold War Thinking Blocks Progress Towards a Safer World
April 7, 2010: US New US Nuclear Posture enhances safety and security;
Only a world without nuclear weapons can ensure human survival
October 9, 2009: Nobel Laureate Physicians Applaud Obama Prize
September 25, 2009: IPPNW joins more than 30 NGOs calling for CTBT entry into force
September 18, 2009: IPPNW response to US decision on missile defenses in Eastern Europe
September 3, 2009: IPPNW urges President Obama to challenge the Security Council to demand a comprehensive, accelerated plan for the global elimination of nuclear weapons from the UN member states.
July 9 , 2009: IPPNW response to the Moscow Summit
May 28, 2009: IPPNW response to the May 25, 2009 nuclear test
by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
February 6, 2009: IPPNW releases statement in response to the use of white phosphorous in Gaza.
January 6, 2009: IPPNW releases statement signed by IPPNW's three Co-Presidents, in response to the escalating conflict in the Middle East.
November 6, 2008: The US election and global nuclear disarmament - Michael Christ, IPPNW Executive Director
October 27, 2008: IPPNW Program Director John Loretz delivered a presentation to the UN First Committee on Disarament and International Security.
September 17, 2008: IPPNW endorses Save the Children's campaign "Rewrite the Future"; the campaign has helped millions of children in war zones and other conflict-affected areas gain access to and benefit from education.
September 12, 2008: IPPNW calls on UN General Assembly to make Nuclear Weapons Convention the focal point of disarmament discussions during 63rd Session.
August 14, 2008: IPPNW Calls for Ceasefire Between Russia and Georgia and Recommends World Court Submission
June 12, 2008: Co-presidents congratulate Australian PM Kevin Rudd for calling for the establishment of an international commission on nuclear disarmament.
March 9, 2008: Congress statement from the IPPNW World Congress held in Delhi, India.
2, 2008: IPPNW responds to the crises in Pakistan and Kenya
August 17, 2007: IPPNW, Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) issue a statement on the agreement between US and India
April 23, 2007: IPPNW launches international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN)
April 19, 2007: Open Letter to the Murderers of Mayor Itoh of Nagasaki
September 8, 2006: "If you want peace, work for health!" Statement of the 17th World Congress in Helsinki, Finland
September 7, 2006: IPPNW Board's five-point program for 2007
July 31, 2006: IPPNW strongly supports UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's call for a Middle East ceasefire
April 5, 2006: IPPNW's Australian affiliate, MAPW voices concern over uranium exports to China. Read the Coalition statement by MAPW and several other Australian peace organizations.
March 14, 2006: IPPNW joins international civil society appeal to Kofi Annan for a UN Commission to mediate Iran nuclear crisis
Click here to view the extensive list of signatories (in German) and here to read the response from the Secretary-General's office
March 10, 2006: IPPNW Calls on US to Renounce Nuclear Strike Plans Against Iran
February 2005: Appeal to President Bush during his visit to Germany
October 2004: IPPNW and 400 other organizations join in an appeal for a non-violent, diplomatic resolution to eliminate the threat of a nuclear weapons program in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
April 2004: The Human Tragedy of Proliferation and Nuclear Rearmament: IPPNW Statement at the 2004 NPT PrepCom
May 2003: Commitment to Disarmamament Is Key to NPT Success: IPPNW Statement at 2003 NPT PrepCom
May 2003: Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Testing, and Depleted Uranium Weapons: Medical Consequences and Implications for NPT Compliance: IPPNW Statement at the 2003 NPT PrepCom
March 20, 2003: IPPNW Opposes US War Against Iraq
Sepbember 19, 2002: War in Sudan: IPPNW Letter to Egyptian President Mubarak
September 11, 2002: One year after September 11, 2001
May 2000: IPPNW statement on conclusion of 2000 NPT Review Conference "Unequivocal Undertaking: Rhetoric Must Now Become Reality"