Lois Barber, EarthAction’s Executive Director, is a member of the Coordinating Committee for the following important event set for April 2015. You are invited to join this global movement to make us all safer and more secure from the threat posed from the world's 16,000 nuclear weapons. Now’s the time for action.
Press Release: December 8, 2014
- International NGO Network Launches Plans for 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Demands Fulfillment of NPT through Commencement of Negotiations for Complete Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
Vienna and New York City -- On the occasion of the third International Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons being held in Vienna, a broad international network of NGOs has announced plans for a major mobilization in the run-up to the critically important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. The NPT Review Conference will be held at UN headquarters in New York City in April and May 2015. The Vienna conference, with more than 150 governments and 200 representatives of civil society participating, is designed to build momentum for a successful Review Conference.
Quoting the Call to Action, which was released today (see attached), Dr. Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee and a co-convener of the network said, “A nuclear weapon-free world can and must be achieved.” He continued, “The dangers of nuclear war didn’t disappear with the end of the Cold War. The United States and Russia have engaged in potentially catastrophic nuclear weapons drills during the continuing Ukraine crisis. ‘All options’ remain on the table threatening stability with Iran. In addition, the U.S. has flown simulated nuclear attacks against North Korea. Scientists now tell us that an exchange of between 50 and 100 of the world’s more than 16,000 nuclear weapons would result in a global famine leading to an estimated two billion deaths.”