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Global actions for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days, Aug 6 and 9

August 6 is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. August 9 is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki. Civil society groups around the world are taking action on these days to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Join the Chain Reaction. Plan your action/event for

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Chain Reaction 2016 launched at Peoples’ Nuclear Abolition Tribunal

July 8, 2016 Chain Reaction 2016, a series of events and actions at nuclear-weapons and nuclear-disarmament related sites around the world, was launched today in Sydney during an International Peoples’ Tribunal on Nuclear Weapons and the Destruction of Human Civilisation. ‘A nuclear bomb destroys through an uncontrollable chain reaction of

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#LetsTalkNukes – UNFOLD ZERO at the OEWG

Civil society played a key role in the success of the UN deliberations on nuclear disarmament in Geneva from May 2-13. There is now strong momentum for the start in 2017 of multi-lateral negotiations for nuclear disarmament – something which has been blocked for nearly 20 years. UNFOLD ZERO representatives

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OEWG – Momentum grows to outlaw nuclear weapons

The May 2-13 sessions of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG) ended today with indications that a group of non-nuclear countries is ready to start negotiations in 2017 on a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons. The proposal was put forward by

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UNFOLD ZERO congratulates UN Peace Poster winners

UNFOLD ZERO congratulates the winners of the United Nations Poster for Peace contest, announced on 19 April; First place: Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru for Spinning Peace. Second-place: Michelle Li from the United States for Peace in Our Hands. Third place: Anjali Chandrashekar for Cutting Barriers through Peace. Honorable

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Security and nuclear deterrence – talking past each other

In April 2009, President Obama speaking in the historic Hradcany Square in Prague, announced a vision and commitment to achieve ‘the peace and security of a nuclear-weapon-free world.’ Nearly seven years later and we appear no closer to achieving that goal. There remain over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the active

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