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Abolition 2000 youth appeal to world leaders

Abolition 2000 youth appeal to world leaders

As nuclear tensions increase following North Korea’s most recent missile test, young academics, policy analysts and activists from around the world released an appeal calling on world leaders to reduce the risks of nuclear weapons being used and to support United...

If you love this planet…

If you love this planet…

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1945, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the...

Pope Francis denounces nuclear weapons possession

Pope Francis denounces nuclear weapons possession

On Friday Nov 10, Pope Francis denounced the possession of nuclear weapons, in what appears to be a departure from the Roman Catholic Church’s position of conditional (and temporary) acceptance of nuclear deterrence and mutually assured destruction. In a presentation...

President Trump’s visit to Korea is met with calls for peace

President Trump’s visit to Korea is met with calls for peace

Abolition 2000 member organisations in South Korea have called on President Trump to support peace, not war, in North East Asia. Mass protests were held in Seoul on Sunday, ahead of U.S. President Trump's visit there yesterday (November 7), calling on both USA and...

What are you doing for Nuclear Abolition Day, Sep 26?

What are you doing for Nuclear Abolition Day, Sep 26?

(Cover image: Sculpture at the UN in New York made from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles. UN Photo/Milton Grant) September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day). It was...

50 countries the first to sign nuclear weapons ban treaty

50 countries the first to sign nuclear weapons ban treaty

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially opened for signature, and responsible countries from around the world started signing up. Brazil was the first country to sign, followed by 50 other countries representing all...

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first day it is open for...