Peace Cannot Be Achieved by Threatening to Use the World’s Most Destructive Weapons

Increased references to nuclear war in recent months serve as a powerful reminder of the urgent, too-often neglected matter of abolishing all nuclear weapons on Earth..

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An Appeal to The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary 

From Commonwealth affiliates of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

27 July 2022

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is an international federation of physicians working together for the abolition of nuclear weapons, the prevention of armed violence, and world peace. Established in 1980 amidst the Cold War which threatened our planet with nuclear catastrophe, IPPNW was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for its global campaign to educate world leaders and the public about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. It has more than 54 national affiliates worldwide working for peace on different levels.


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Why Finland Will Seek NATO Membership And Why I Still Think We Shouldn’t

“So all hope for nuclear disarmament and moving ahead with the TPNW has not been lost, even in this dark period of war and threats to use nuclear weapons. At the same time, knowledge of the disastrous consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and the demand for urgent nuclear disarmament has increased. Even within NATO, we in Finland can continue to work for this.”

Banish nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth forever.

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by Kati Juva, PSR-Finland

Finland for decades has regarded itself as part of Western society, with shared values such as human rights and democracy. Step by step we have come loose from the sphere of interest of Russia and the former Soviet Union, first by ending our Agreement of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance in 1991, when the Soviet Union came to its end, then by joining the European Union and many other European organizations starting in 1995.


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