What We Do

IPPNW works on a broad range of issues as we pursue our mission to create a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Prevent War
and Armed Violence

IPPNW recognizes that the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of a nuclear war are at the extreme end of a continuum of armed violence that undermines health and security. IPPNW is committed to preventing war and to addressing the causes of armed violence and conflict. Our Aiming for Prevention program addresses armed violence from a public health perspective.

Abolish Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has described and documented the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war, and has shown that prevention of nuclear war is a medical and public health imperative. 

ICAN — the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — was launched by IPPNW in 2007 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its role in achieving a treaty to ban and delegitimize nuclear weapons, leading to the global elimination of these most destructive of all weapons.

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Aiming For Prevention