This April, in the days before most of the world’s governments meet at the United Nations for the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, thousands of people from around the world will mobilize to demand the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and to connect and strengthen the movements for peace and environmental, economic, and racial justice.
On April 26, the Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, & Sustainable World will culminate with a Peace Festival in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across the street from the United Nations. There we will deliver your signature, along with millions of others from Japan and around the world, to NPT and UN officials, calling on all governments to enter immediate negotiations to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Survivors of nuclear blasts – from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Marshall Islands, Korea, and the Southwest United States – tell us that nuclear weapons inflict scenes of “hell on Earth,” and that “humanity cannot live alongside nuclear weapons.” And while most nations support the abolition of nuclear weapons, the nuclear-armed States Parties to the NPT (US, Russia, UK, France and China) have utterly failed to implement the NPT’s Article VI obligation to negotiate in good faith the elimination of nuclear weapons. Counting the nuclear-armed States outside the NPT (India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea), the nine nuclear-armed States are spending $300 million every day on their nuclear arsenals, and the dangers of nuclear war are growing.
Thank you for adding your name to the Peace & Planet petition as a step towards ridding the world of these weapons whose effects on humanity are indiscriminate and incomprehensible.
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