Toward A Nuclear Free World Newsletter - July 2022 in Retrospect

Toward A Nuclear Free World Newsletter - July 2022 in Retrospect


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the Non-profit International Press Syndicate Group with IDN as the Flagship Agency
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TOWARD a Nuclear Free World Newsletter - July 2022 in Retrospect 


Nuclear Weapons Policies of Japan and South Korea Challenged


By Jaya Ramachandran

GENEVA (IDN) — The Basel Peace Office, in cooperation with other civil society organisations, has challenged the nuclear weapons policies of Japan and South Korea in the UN Human Rights Council, maintaining that these violate the Right to Life, a right enshrined in Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). [2022-07-31-10] GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN

Calling for No First Use of Nuclear Weapons


Statement by Daisaku Ikeda, President, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) to 2022 NPT Review Conference

TOKYO — Seventy-seven years have passed since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not only is there a lack of any concrete progress toward nuclear weapons abolition but the risk that nuclear weapons will actually be used has risen to the highest level since the end of the Cold War. Nuclear weapons must never be used, and it is imperative that effective measures be taken to prevent this dire eventuality. [2022-07-26]

Caring about Nuclear Sharing: A Setback for Nuclear Arms Control


Viewpoint by Herbert Wulf

This article was issued by the Toda Peace Institute and is being republished with their permission.

BONN (IDN) — Russia’s repeated references to nuclear weapons since it started the war in Ukraine have put nuclear weapons back at the centre stage of the strategic discussions. This has raised anxieties about a possible nuclear war in Europe, and it is a setback for nuclear arms control. [2022-07-26]

Blueprint For Nuclear Disarmament: The First Meeting of The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty


By Bimal Khadka

This article was issued by Peace and Health Blog of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

LONDON (IDN) — For almost three years, fighting COVID in an emergency department has left me with regular feelings of burnout. That’s why it was such a pleasure for me to join and witness history at a week of anti-nuclear events surrounding the first ever meeting of state parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), from 18 to 23 June, representing International Physicians for the Prevention of the Nuclear War (IPPNW). [2022-07-13]

Safeguards — Brazilian Nuclear Submarine


Viewpoint by Sergio Duarte

The writer is an Ambassador, former United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affair, and President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

NEW YORK (IDN) — The public curiosity about the Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine, named “Alvaro Alberto” in honour of a nuclear research pioneer in Brazil, has raised interest in the special verification procedures applicable to the project. [2022-07-07]

Let’s Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, Before They Eliminate Us

Photo: Applause after the adoption of the political declaration and action plan as 1MSPTPNW ended on June 23 in Vienna. Credit: United Nations Vie

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) — When UN Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on the successful conclusion of their first meeting in Vienna, his warning was dead on target.

“Let’s eliminate these weapons before they eliminate us,” he said pointing out that nuclear weapons are a deadly reminder of countries’ inability to solve problems through dialogue and collaboration. [2022-07-06-09]  ARABIC | ITALIANJAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDFPORTUGUESE


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