Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

On the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (April 14) call on governments and parliaments to cut the funding for Nukes!

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Approximately US$100 billion per year is spent on nuclear weapons and their delivery systems (See Global Zero: The cost of nukes). These resources are sorely needed for education, health, job creation, environmental protection (including preventing climate change) and supporting sustainable development. Nuclear weapons spending thus impacts negatively on all countries and the world as a whole – not only the ones with nuclear weapons programs.


Take Action

Nuclear armed countries:

Encourage your parliamentarians to cut the budgets for nuclear weapons. Examples:

Each B61-12 bomb costs 1.5 times its own weight in gold

Non-nuclear countries:

  • Urge your governments and parliaments to call on the nuclear weapons countries to reduce nuclear weapons spending and redirect this funding towards sustainable development. An example is the resolution adopted in the Bangladesh Parliament introduced by PNND Co-President Saber Chowdhury, on 5 April 2010 (anniversary of President Obama’s Prague Speech), noting that “that the $100 billion spent annually on nuclear weapons should be channelled instead towards meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals as well as the urgent climate change adaption funding needs of the most vulnerable countries.”
  • Call on your governments and parliaments to divest public funds from any nuclear weapons corporations as New Zealand and Norway did a few years ago (See Nuclear Divestment), and Switzerland has done more recently with the Federal Act on War Materials;
  • Encourage friends and colleagues to ‘Don’t bank on the Bomb’.

Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Other background on nuclear weapons spending:

Nuclear weapons: At what cost?