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TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD was first launched in 2009 with a view to raising and strengthening public awareness of the urgent need for non-proliferation and ushering in a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more

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Anti-Atomwaffen-Bewegung sieht Chancen für baldigen Verhandlungsbeginn

Von Emilio Godoy

Nuevo Vallarta (IPS) – Die Staaten, die für eine atomare Abrüstung eintreten, sind offenbar bereit, sich noch in diesem Jahr auf einen Termin für die Aufnahme formaler Verhandlungen über die Abschaffung von Kernwaffen zu einigen. Das haben Teilnehmer der zweiten Konferenz über die humanitären Folgen von Atomwaffen durchblicken lassen, die vom 13. bis 14. Februar in Nuevo Vallarta stattfand.

Gipfel für nukleare Sicherheit im März blendet Gefahr durch Atomstaaten aus

 Von Thalif Deen

New York (IPS) – Im März kommen mehr als 50 Staats- und Regierungschefs auf dem Gipfel für nukleare Sicherheit (NSS) in Den Haag zusammen. Sie werden sich vor allem der Frage widmen, wie sie verhindern können, dass Kernwaffen und Nuklearmaterial in die Hände von nicht-staatlichen Akteuren und Terroristen fallen. Doch nach Ansicht von Aktivisten und Wissenschaftlern sollte auch die Gefahren diskutiert werden, die von den Ländern ausgehen, die im Besitz solcher Massenvernichtungswaffen sind.

Abolitionists Want to Set a Deadline for Nuclear Ban – Japanese




Nuclear Weapons Leave Unspeakable Legacy – Japanese




Nuclear Disarmament, the State of Play

Nuclear Abolition Viewpoint


NEW YORK (IPS) – If psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, the current status of nuclear disarmament can best be described as psychotic.

On the one hand, the nuclear issue is beginning to creep out from under the rug where it has lain dormant for several decades. On the other hand, the commitment of the nuclear weapon states to a nuclear weapons-free world is honoured more in the breach than in the observance.

Let us begin by adding up the pluses and the minuses of nuclear disarmament. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Peace Forum At UN Pleads For Nuke Abolition

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN


NEW YORK (IDN) – The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser has expressed deep concern about “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the threat they pose to international peace and security”. Launching the book titled A Forum for Peace and opening a discussion on Global Citizenship and the Future of the United Nations at the UN headquarters in New York, he also stressed the importance of the culture of peace. [P] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN

Abolitionists Want to Set a Deadline for Nuclear Ban

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS


NUEVO VALLARTA (IPS) – Countries in favour of nuclear disarmament have reached the point where they are ready to set a date for the start of formal negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons, a decision that could be taken in Austria at the end of this year. [P] GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESESPANISH

Nuclear Weapons Leave Unspeakable Legacy

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS


NUEVO VALLARTA, Mexico (IPS) – For decades, Yasuaki Yamashita kept secret his experiences as a survivor of the nuclear attack launched by the United States on the Japanese city of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945.

Yamashita, a 74-year-old artist who settled in Mexico in 1968, broke his silence in 1995 and told the story of what happened that morning to change the fate of Nagasaki and of the whole world. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

Nuke Summit Agenda Circumvents Armed Powers

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS


UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – When over 50 world leaders meet in the Netherlands next month for a Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), the primary focus will be on a politically-loaded question: how do we prevent non-state actors and terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear weapons or nuclear materials?

But sceptical anti-nuclear activists and academics pose an equally serious, but long ignored, question: how do you prevent the use of nukes by the eight countries that already possess the devastating weapon of mass destruction (WMD). [P] GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Nuke Summit Agenda Circumvents Armed Powers – Japanese






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