Abolition 2000

Site menu:

Recent Posts


Site search

Categories

Save the date! Friday December 5, Vienna, Austria

Public Forum: The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, followed by the Sean MacBride Prize Ceremony

Nuclear test in the Marshall Islands

Nuclear test in the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands have suffered from the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of nuclear tests. Now they are turning this sad experience into a brave action against nuclear weapons themselves.  On April 24th, 2014, the Marshall Islands filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice against the nine nuclear-armed States, and in a U.S. Federal District Court against the United States. The Marshall Islands claims that the nuclear-armed nations have failed to comply with their legal obligations to negotiate in good faith for the global elimination of nuclear weapons. Read more »

Gensuikyo calls on Japan to initiate nuclear disarmament negotiations in 2015 – the 70th anniversary of A-bombing.

Anti-nuclear march organised by Gensuikyo for their 2010 conference

Anti-nuclear march organised by Gensuikyo for their 2010 conference

Representatives of the Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) meet with the Foreign Ministry of the Japanese government on October 9, to call on Japan to initiate nuclear disarmament negotiations in 2015, the 70th anniversary of A-bombing.

Gensuikyo, which was founded in 1955, presents a powerful voice of Japanese public. The have collected over 30 million signatures from Japanese citizens demanding the abolition of nuclear weapons (See Gensuikyo signature campaign). Gensuikyo has also been instrumental in supporting Hibakusha (A-Bomb sufferers). They have helped hibakusha get their message to the world about the uniquely destructive and inhumane impact of nuclear weapons, and the imperative that there should never again be the use of nuclear weapons as there was against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read more »

Mayors for Peace and the International Day for Nuclear Disarmament

 
Above: “Campaign Director, Aaron Tovish (right), addresses the UN-ODA and UNfold Zero event to mark the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  From left to right: Mr. Alyn Ware of PNND; Amb. Triyono Wibowo of Indonesia; Ms. Anda FIlip of IPU: Mr. Ivor Fung  and Ms. Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack of UN-ODA.

September 26th marked the first ever International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day was initiated to help build public support for the UN’s First Committee resolution of a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament to be scheduled ‘no later than 2018.’

Read more »