On April 26 and 27, all around the world, people will be waving goodbye to nuclear weapons. Will you be one of them?
Global Wave 2015 will start at 1 pm on April 26 at a huge peace rally in New York. It will then go westward with waves one hour apart – at 1pm in each time-zone – until it arrives back in New York on April 27 for the opening day of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations.
The message of the wave: Start the negotiations for the complete prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. Free up the $100 billion nuclear weapons budget for better use, including addressing climate change, ending poverty and providing basic health care and education for the world.
Over 16,000 nuclear weapons remain in the world’s arsenals, many on high-readiness to use. Even the use of one nuclear weapon in a populated area would create catastrophic humanitarian consequences lasting generations.
The States Parties to the NPT – which includes the original five nuclear-weapon States – will be meeting at the UN from April 27 – May 22 to discuss nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Civil society is joining together in a global mobilisation for nuclear abolition.
Thousands of civil society representatives will be coming to New York to give this message directly to the governments.
Many more will be supporting the call from their own towns and cities around the world by doing simple Global Wave actions.These are simple actions waving goodbye to nuclear weapons, which can be photographed or filmed for posting on social media (use the #globalwave2015 #wavetonukes hashtags) and sent to Global Wave 2015 to present to the governments.
Please join Global Wave 2015 and plan to ‘wave goodbye to nuclear weapons’ from your home, school, sports club, town hall, parliament, or other locations. Information is online at www.globalwave2015.org.
- Visit our main facebook page to like Global Wave 2015 and post announcements of Global Wave actions and promo photos/videos to inspire others;
- Visit our facebook event page to join Global Wave 2015 event, i.e. to indicate that you are taking part. Invite your facebook friends to also join.