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Parliamentarians support Sep 26 through joint actions and social media

Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter Parliamentary Union, calls on the 164 IPU member parliaments to commemorate Sep 26 by taking part in the UNFOLD ZERO campaign.

Parliamentarians around the world took action to support the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26, 2014 through joint statements, parliamentary resolutions, video messages and social media promotion.

Parliamentarians participated in the UNFOLD ZERO public action – asking a range of people in public places ‘How many nuclear weapons do you think are in the world?’ and ‘How many nuclear weapons do you think should be in the world?’ See the videos of their answers.

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(Don’t Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella

ICAN has released this fantastic new video to get us moving out from under the nuclear umbrella.

Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

oewg1Originally published by Thalif Dean on IPS.

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS) – When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their complete destruction?

Jackie Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation, told IPS that with conflicts raging around the world, and the post World War II order crumbling, “We are now standing on the precipice of a new era of great power wars – the potential for wars among nations which cling to nuclear weapons as central to their national security is growing.” Read more »