“A Broken System Allows Nine Nations to Hold the World Hostage”

“The time for rhetoric is over. If we survive this moment, we must learn from our worldwide near-death experience and never again find ourselves on the edge of a precipice of our own making.

It is either the end of nuclear weapons, or the end of us. The choice is yours.”

IPPNW peace and health blog

Molly McGinty speaks for IPPNW at the UN: “We reject the complacency of nuclear-armed states and their allies, and thank those who have paved the path to abolition.”

[IPPNW’s Associate Program Director Molly McGinty delivered the following remarks at the High-Level Meeting of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September.]

Honorable President, Distinguished Delegates, and friends,

I join you as a representative of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and a young person inheriting the world you are building in these very halls. Today, on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 77 years after the world stumbled into the nuclear age, we stand on the precipice of nuclear annihilation.


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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..

IPPNW peace and health blog

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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