Our activities for a world free of Nuclear Arms
IPPNW is very actively pursuing the goal of a world free of nuclear arms. It was for this reason that the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Students play a vital role as the physicians of tomorrow. The IPPNW student movement has several projects that all deal with the abolition of nuclear weapons.
You can learn more about nuclear weapons in this linked document, which was originally prepared for participants in Target X St. Petersburg. See the following section on projects for more detailed information on Target X.
IPPNW current and former projects on nuclear weapons:
- Target X: Visit the project Target X and find out how you can start your very own Target installation in your city and inform the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons.
- Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project: Get in touch with the Nuclear Weapons Inheritance Project (NWIP) and find out how you can learn more about nuclear weapons, join delegations to nuclear weapons states and help foster a public dialogue about the threat of nuclear weapons there.
- Hiroshima Day 2005: Find out what IPPNW students did to commemorate Hiroshima Day in 2005 and think about similar activties in your community to raise awareness for the victims of this catastrophe.
- NPT Review 2005: Read about IPPNW student involvement in the NPT Review conference and get in touch with the NWIP for possibilities on how you can get involved.
- India-Pakistan exchange: With the conflict between India and Pakistan becoming nuclear, medical student activism in the region is at an all-time high, with students on both sides propagating peaceful solutions and an end to the nuclear threat. An Indian-Pakistani student exchange is just one of the many joint projects of the two countries. Read the moving experience of an Indian student visiting "enemy country" for the first time.
- No War on Iran: Giving students concrete data and background information, this website is designed to help bring about a powerul global network against the looming US strikes against Iran. IPPNW's appeals to the US, the general public and the United Nations, as well as our organization's studies on possible health effects of US nuclear air strikes against Iran can be found here.
- Dialogue with Decision Makers: Dialogue with Decision Makers is a project wherein doctors and medical students meet with members of government, high-level generals or employees of transnational organizations (NATO, the UN and the EU to name a few). There has been a recent student delegation to NATO headquarters in Brussels, student participation in a delegation of IPPNW docs to North Korea, and students joining visits to US embassies.
- IPPNW History: Read about the beginnings of IPPNW, its major accomplishements in the struggle against nuclear arms and the reasons for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.