Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Call on Congress to give the same tax benefits to clean, healthy, renewable wind energy that they do to dirty fossil and nuclear fuels.
Nuclear Weapon Convention
The Nuclear Weapons Convention would ban the production, testing, use and possession of nuclear weapons, and establish a timeframe for their elimination. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which has organized over 200 organizations in 50 countries to sign a pledge for a nuclear weapon free world and pushes the Nuclear Weapons Convention.
The Convention was first introduced in 1997 and was drafted by a consortium of lawyers, scientists, physicians, former-diplomats and disarmament specialists and activists, made concrete and tangible what had been only academic and illusory for many years. The text was enthusiastically examined by NGOs, diplomats and submitted by Costa Rica to the United Nations as a discussion document (A/C.1/52/7)
Desmond Tutu Guardian Artcile - Desmond Tutu writes that the time to end nuclear weapons is now and makes the case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
Update to Model Nuclear Weapon Convention - International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation and IPPNW made updates to the original 1997 version of the Convention.
Overview of Nuclear Weapon Convention Treaty / Arguments - ICAN's summary of the NWC.
Reaching Critical Will - Reaching Critical Will worked on a collection of essays on the Nuclear Weapons Convention that still remains relevant today.
ICAN Campaign Overview - Ways that you can be involved in pushing for a Nuclear Weapons Convention
ICAN's Case Against Nuclear Weapons - An informative and pusuasive booklet that can be used to educate people on why they should support nuclear disarmament.
Physicians for Social Responsibility's primary work for the Nuclear Weapons Convention takes place through ICAN. As such, we encourage you to go to icanw.org to learn about the international movement to take on the work to pass this important treaty.
Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?
PSR's new, updated report on the global impacts of limited nuclear war on agriculture, food supplies, and human nutrition. Read more »
Zero Is the Only Option
In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »
Steps to Safety (for General Audiences)
PowerPoint presentation on how nuclear weapons put the United States at risk today--and how we can reduce and eventually eliminate the danger posed by the thousands of nuclear weapons still stockpiled in nuclear arsenals, the tons of nuclear bomb making material vulnerable to theft by extremists, and the specter of more nations potentially seeking nuclear weapons. Read more »
In the Spotlight
December 3, 2013
Climate Change: Impacts on Public Health
Open to the public, this dinner program highlights the relationship between climate change and health, and provides ideas for mitigation. Featuring keynote speakers Dr. George Luber and Meredith Jagger.