Protect People and the Planet: Appeal for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Global Appeal to end the nuclear threat, abolish nuclear weapons and shift the weapons budgets and investments to support public health, COVID-19 recovery, the climate and sustainable development.

The Appeal

The nuclear weapons possessed by nine countries threaten us all. Any use of these weapons by accident, miscalculation or malicious intent, would have catastrophic human, economic and environmental consequences. The use of just a small fraction of the 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world’s stockpiles could end civilization as we know it.

In addition, the $100 billion spent annually on nuclear weapons is sorely needed for environmental, economic and human needs, including addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the climate and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

We, the undersigned, call on our cities, parliaments and governments to:

  1. Affirm that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, and therefore the nuclear armed States should stand down their nuclear forces and affirm policies never to initiate a nuclear war (no-first-use policies);
     
  2. Commit to the elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045, the 100th anniversary of the United Nations;
     
  3. Cut nuclear weapons budgets (if they are a nuclear-weapon State), end investments in the nuclear weapons industry (all governments), and redirect these investments and budgets to support the United Nations, COVID-19 management and recovery, drastic reductions in carbon emissions to protect the climate, and financing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Appeal

This appeal to cities, parliaments and governments globally was launched on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, September 26, 2020, as one of the actions of #WeThePeoples2020.

The key calls in the appeal were introduced to governments on October 2, 2020 by Mr Saber Chowdhury and Ms Vanda Proskova, the two civil society representatives invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to address the UN High Level Meeting on the Total Eliminaton of Nuclear Weapons.

The Appeal will be presented to various forums including the UN General Assembly, Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, as well as to national parliaments and civil society events.

List of Endorsers

In alphabetical order. Titles for identification purposes only.
Your endorsement will be listed within two days of submission.

Nobuyasu Abe (Japan)

Senior Adviser, Council on Strategic Risks

Karlo Jayson M. Abila (Philippines)

President, Global Institute for Youth Development, Inc.

David Adams (France)

Coordinator, Culture of Peace News Network

Marguerite Adelman (USA)

Leadership Team, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Burlington VT

Johannes Ahlefeldt (Germany)

Political Advisor to SPD Parliamentary Group

Aisha Ahmed (Nigeria)

CEO and Chairman, Murna Foundation

Mostafiz Ahmed (Bangladesh)

Secretary, PNND-Bangladesh. Coordinator, PNND Youth Program South Asia

Sharif Uddin Ahmed (Bangladesh)

A & A Associates

H.E. Byrganym Aitimova (Kazakhstan)

Former Senator and UN Ambassador for Kazakhstan

Edy Korthals Altes (Netherlands)

Former Netherlands Ambassador. Former Honorary President of Religions for Peace.

Janis Alton (Canada)

Past Co-Chair, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Glen Anderson (USA)

Founder, Parallax Perspectives

Jean Anderson (Scotland)

Secretary, SNP Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Jill Angood (UK)

Member, Sheffield Creative Action for Peace

Laurie Ankenman (Canada)

Yoga Instructor

Shinobu Apple (Canada)

Co-chair of Calgary Floating Lantern Peace

Colin Archer (UK)

Secretary-General (retired), International Peace Bureau

Joni Arends (USA)

Co-founder and Executive Director, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety

Jordi Armadans (Catalonia, Spain)

Director, FundiPau (Foundation for Peace)

Judith Arnold (USA)

New Jersey Peace Action

Sachdeepak s Arora (India)

CEO, Project Management CoE

Julia Auf dem Brinke (UK)

Advocacy Manager, SCRAP Weapons

Juanita L. Austin (Canada)

Retired United Church minister

Dr John Scales Avery (Denmark)

Chairman, Danish National Pugwash Group

Varlakshmi Balaji (India)

Fonder and CEO, Qleaps Ventures

Yana Balashova-Kostadinova (Bulgaria)

Chair, I Am You Peace Global

Leonard Baldyga (USA)

Member, Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs

Ellen E Barfield (USA)

Board Member, Veterans for Peace. National Committee Member, War Resisters League.

Dr Charles Barker MD (USA)

Chair, Board of Trustees, Charter for Compassion

Maude Barlow (Canada)

Board Chair, Blue Planet Project

Dipal Barua (Bangladesh)

Founder and Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation

Kehkashan Basu (Canada)

Founder and President, Green Hope Foundation

John Baum (USA)

Member, Pax Christi Long Island, New York

Heulwen Baworowska (UK)

Member, Global Women's Strike

Jo Beall (USA)

Executive Director, Poetic Peace Pilgrimage/Rooms for PEACE

Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando (New Zealand)

Director, Global Goals Institute

Romina Beitseen (Australia)

Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament (CICD)

Jean Bellini (Brazil)

Member, National Executive Coordination Team, Comissão Pastoral da Terra

Prof Walden Bello (Philippines)

Professor of sociology and public administration, University of the Philippines Diliman. Executive Director, Focus on the Global South.

Marta Benavides (El Salvador)

Director, Servicios Ecumenicos Para Reconciliacion Y Reconstruccion (SERR)

Prof Joan Benevento (USA)

Member, Pax Christi Metro New York

Peter Bergel (USA)

Board Member, Oregon PeaceWorks

Jutta Bertram-Nothnagel (USA)

Vice-President, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

Nelson Betancourt (USA)

Executive Director, AWAKENING: Art & Culture

Paul Van Beveren (Czech Republic)

My Prague Attic

Wolfgang Biermann (Germany)

Co-editor, Détente NOW! -- Initiative für Neue Entspannungspolitik JETZT!

Phon van den Biesen (Netherlands)

Co-President, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.

Md Masum Billah (Bangladesh)

CEO, M@sum™

Senator Catryna Bilyk (Australia)

Senator for Tasmania

Abdullahi Bindawa (Nigeria)

International Outreach Coordinator, Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

Nicholas J Bisaccia (USA)

Pace e bene

Roland Blach (Germany)

DFG-VK Baden-Wurttemberg and Buchel ist Aberall! atomwaffenfrei.jetzt

Diane Blais (USA)

Director, Jane Adams Branch, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom USA

Michelle Bowman (Canada)

Scientist, Forensecology

Ingeborg Breines (Norway)

Retired. International Peace Bureau

Derek Brett (Switzerland)

Representative to the UN Geneva, Conscience and Peace Tax International

Christopher Browne (UK)

Castikipots Ltd

Andreas Bummel (Germany)

Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders, Germany/International

Nanci Burns (Canada)

Retired social worker

Jacqueline Cabasso (USA)

Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation

Carmen Capriles (Bolivia)

General Coordinator, Reacción Climática

James Carroll (USA)

Writer

Theodora Carroll (Canada)

Member, Seniors' Centre.

Cindy Carter (USA)

Member, Rotarians for Peace

Cindy Carter (USA)

Member, Rotarians for Peace. Member, Citizens Climate Lobby

Paul Chaffee (USA)

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP (Bangladesh)

Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Sven Clement MP (Luxembourg)

Member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, PIRATEN Party.

Alasdair Coats (Canada)

Board Member of Ploughshares Calgary

Misha Coleman (Australia)

Mayor, Yarra City Council

Robin Collins (Canada)

Member, Canadian Pugwash Group

Maryteresa (Missy) Conrad (USA)

Rep for Abolition 2000, NYYMeeting. Quakers/The Religious Society of FRIENDS

Patricia Constantino (USA)

Pax Christi Metro New York

B C Cooney (USA)

Retired

Joshua Cooper (USA)

Executive Director, Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights

M. Doretta Cornell RDC (USA)

Chair, RDV Social Justice Board, Sisters of the Divine Compassion

Dr Nancy Covington (Canada)

IPPNW Canada and Voice of Women

Bishop James A.J. Cowan (Canada)

Anglican Parishes Of Salmon Arm and Armstrong/Enderby

John Cowan (Canada)

Member, World Federalist Movement - Canada

Nancy L Cowger (USA)
Lachlan Craig (New Zealand)

President, Victoria University Climate Clinic

Phyllis Creighton (Canada)

Honorary Life Member, Science for Peace

Marian Dalton (USA)

Member, Brunswick (Maine) Friends Meeting

Geoffrey Darnton (UK)

Peace Analytics. Author of Nuclear Weapons and International Law

Glenys Davies (Australia)

Retired Physiotherapist

Darien De Lu (USA)

President, Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom US Section

Dr. Richard Denton (Canada)

Rotarians 2 Prevent Nuclear War

Flurina Derungs (Switzerland)

Director, PeaceWomen Across the Globe

Sister Celia Deutsch (USA)

Professor, Barnard College. Member, Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations

Tim Devereux (UK)

Chair, Movement for the Abolition of War

Dr Dale Dewar (Canada)

Board Member, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada

Cllr Audrey Doig (Scotland)

Member, Renfrewshire Council

Grant Francis Donohue (Australia)

People for Nuclear Disarmament

Dr Dan Ducker (New Zealand)

President, The Peace Foundation

Joanne Dufour (USA)

Member, Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear War

Michel Duguay (Canada)
Carlos Villan Duran (Spain)

Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law

Daniel Durand (France)
Dr Cath Dyer (Scotland)

Retired General Practitioner

Nico Edwards (UK)

Masters student in International Politics. SOAS University of London

Irmgard Ehrenberger (Austria)

Executive Director, Internationaler Versöhnungsbund

Leonard Eiger (USA)

Communications Coordinator, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

Merle Elsing (USA)

Farmer/Land owner

Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan (Mongolia)

Chairman, Blue Banner NGO

Ozuem O. Esiri, Amb. JP (Nigeria)

Managing Director, Mekolis Groups Limited. Country Representative, . Soccer for Peace Foundation. Co-Founder, Rotary Business & Marketplace.

Jeff Evans (New Zealand)

Director, Fuse Creative

Gareth Evans (Australia)

Chair, Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation & Disarmament

Felicia Fahlin (Sweden)

Student, Lund University

Charles Fairbank (UK)

Member, Co-op UK

Siser Jean Fallon (USA)

Member, Maryknoll Sisters

Anwar Fazal (Malaysia)

Director, Right Livelihood College, Penang, Malaysia

Basil Fernando (Sri Lanka)

Director of Policy and Programs, Asian Human Rights Commission

Marc Finaud (Switzerland)

Head of Arms Proliferation, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Ute Finckh-Krämer (Germany)

Former Member of Parliament. PNND Global Council Member.

Prof Eugene Fisher (USA)

Distinguished Professor of Theology, Saint Leo University FL

Aoife Fleming (Netherlands)

UN Youth Representative on Sustainable Development

Cmdr Robert Forsyth (UK)

Retired Royal Navy Commander

Karen du Fresne (New Zealand)
Dr Jelinek Friedrich (Austria)

Retired

Sister Chris Fuller (USA)

Franciscan Sister

Johan Galtung (Norway)

Director, Transcend International, For Peace By Peaceful Means

Ela Gandhi (South Africa)

Chairperson, Phoenix Settlement Trust

Father Francis Gargani (USA)

Roman Catholic Priest, Redemptorist Fathers

Dumiso Gatsha (Botswana)

Executive Director, Success Capital Organisation

Elizabeth Gilarowski (Canada)

Independent writer/researcher

Daniel Gilman (USA)

Veterans for Peace

Dr Peter Gloyns (UK)

Member of Salisbury CND

Sister Eleanor Goekler (USA)

Sister, Diocese of Paterson NJ

Juan Gomez (Chile)

Chile Coordinator, Movimiento por u mundo sin guerras y sin violencia

Walter Goodman (USA)

War Resisters League

Chris Greenwood (UK)

Founder & Curator, Red Line Art Works

Prof Nick Grief (UK)

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Kent

Karl Grossman (USA)

Board Member, Beyond Nuclear

Neshan Gunasekera (Sri Lanka)

Counilc Member, World Future Council

Linda Pentz Gunter (USA)

International Specialist, Beyond Nuclear

Annesha Kar Gupta (India)

International Chair, Rotary E-Club London Centenary

Dr Sharon Gustafsson (Sweden)

Member of the Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons, Swedish Women for Peace, and Swedish Society of Friends

Chris Gwyntopher (UK)

Member of the Society of Friends

Sister Teresa Hadro (USA)

President, Sisters of Charity, BVM

David C Hall MD (USA)

Past-President, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

John Hallam (Australia)

People for Nuclear Disarmament

Chris Hamer (Australia)

President, Scientists for Global Responsibility (Australia)

John Hand (USA)

Intercultural Dimensions, Inc

Robert Hanson (USA)

Treasurer, Democratic World Federalists

Mary Lou Harley (Canada)

Member, United Church of Canada. Founder, Citizen Action for Responsible Decisions on Radioactive Material

Barbara G. Harris (USA)

Demiltiarization of Youth campaign, Granny Peace Brigade

Timothy Havel (USA)

Member, Massachusetts Peace Action

Janice Hawkins (USA)

Leadership Team, WILPF-Des Moines Branch

Sister C Jean Hayen (USA)

Sisters of Charity, BVM

Cheryl Hayles (Canada)

Vice-President, North America, International Alliance of Women

Sister Eileen Healy (USA)

Sisters of Charity, BVM

John Helmsley (UK)

Secretary, Medway Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Prof Patrick Henry (USA)

Former Professor of Philosophy and Literature at Whitman College, Washington

Hans R Herren (Switzerland/USA)

President, Millennium Institute.

Margaret Hockey (New Zealand)

Member, Quakers/ Society of Friends

Bernard Holland (UK)

Uniting For Peace UK

Dr Hugh Hubbard (UK)

Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Elaine Hughes (Canada)

Retired

Dale Hunter (New Zealand)

Past President and Life Member, New Zealand Peace Foundation

Dr Paul Telford Hutchison (New Zealand)

NZ Honourary Consul to Papua New Guinea

Bassiratou Idrissou-Traoré (Togo)

President, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Togo

Helen Jaccard (USA)

Project Manager of the Golden Rule peace boat

Bianca Jagger (UK)

Founder, President and Chief Executive, The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation @BJHRF

Pierre Jasmin (Canada)

Professeur Titulaire UQAM (à la retraite). Member, Artistes pour la Paix.

N.D.Jayaprakash (India)

Delhi Science Forum. Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

Dale Johnston (Canada)

Member, Kairos

Sir Richard Jolly (UK)

Honoray Professor, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, England

Brian Jones (Wales)

Vice Chair, CND Cymru

Emma Jordan-Simpson (USA)

Executice Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA

Prof Ellen Judd (Canada)

Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba. Member, Canadian Pugwash Group

Katalin Szilvia Jung J.D. (Hungary)

Independent Legal Researcher

Senator Sehar Kamran (Pakistan)

Patron in Chief, Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies

Prof. Azza Karam (Netherlands)

Secretary-General, Religions for Peace

Abraham Karickam (India)

Chair, Karickam International Public School

Dr Katsuko Kataoka, M.D., Ph.D (Japan)

Secretary-General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - Japan

James Kelly (USA)

Member, Pax Christi

Marylia Kelley (USA)

Executive Director, Tri-Valley CAREs

Bruce Kent (UK)

President, Movement for the Abolition of War. Former General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

David Keppel (USA)

Spokesperson, Bloomington [Indiana] Peace Action Coalition

Dr Ashok Khosla (India)

Chairman, Development Alternatives

Mike Kiely (UK)

Founder, The Bit Commons

John Kierulf (Denmark)

Independent disarmament researcher

Sr. Mary Ann Kinsella (USA)

Sisters of the Divine Compassion

Margaret Kling (USA)

Trustee, Peace Ministries, Inc.

Sister Marian Klostermann (USA)

Sisters of St Francis, Iowa

Dr. Hans Köchler (Austria)

University Professor. President, International Progress Organization

Prof Michiji KONUMA (Japan)

Professor Emeritus, Keio University

Helen Konzett MP (Liechtenstein )

Member of Liechtenstein Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear NonProliferation and Disarmament.

Victor Koreyo (Nigeria)

Executive Director, Abraham's Children Foundation

Prof. Rolf Kreibich (Germany)

SFZ Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung an der FU Berlin (SFZ Secretariat for Future Research at the Free University of Berlin)

Jasmine Krotkov (USA)

Member of the Montana State Legislature

Balkrishna Kurvey (India)

President, Indian Institute for Peace Disarmament & Environmental Protection

Richard Kwiatek (Australia)

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Sunshine Coast

Madeline Labriola (USA)

Pax Christi Rhode Island

Dr. H. Peter Langille (Canada)

Director, Sustainable Common Security

John Langmore (Australia)

Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

Vanessa Lanteigne (Canada)

National Coordinator of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Caroline Lanyon (UK)

Member, Salisbury Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

Dr Larafi (Morocco)

Professor, University College of Kenitra

Sarah Lasenby (UK)

Oxford Quaker. Member, Trident Ploughshares

Rafiu Adeniran Lawal (Nigeria)

National Coordinator, Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative

Michael Leggett (UK)

Member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Reigate, Surrey

Francesco Lenci (Italy)

Pugwash Council

General Francis Lenne (France)

Retired Air Brigade General

Sylvia Lindgren (Canada)

Councillor, City of Salmon Arm

Robin Lloyd (USA)

Disarm Co-Chair, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - US

Bill Longstaff (Canada)

World Citizen

Tamara Lorincz (Canda)

Fellow, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

Hunter Lovins (USA)

President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Peter Low (New Zealand)

Senior Member, Christchurch Quakers

Sister Irene Lukefahr (USA)

Sisters of Charity, BVM

Elda Luisi (USA)

Office Coordinator, Pax Christi Metro New York

Dr. Colleen Mac Dougall (Canada)

Founder and Co-Leader, Soul of Peace Institute, Beyond Fear NGO

Lachlan Mackay (New Zealand)

Vice President, The Peace Foundation

Maria Garzon Maceda (Argentina)

Policy Leader Fellow, European University Institute

Carolyn MacKenzie (USA)

President, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

Rasigan Maharajh (South Africa)

Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation

Divina Stella Maloum (Cameroon)

Founder of Children for Peace. Co-winner of the 2019 International Children's Peace Prize

Joanna Manganara (Greece)

President, International Alliance of Women

Mary Mannison (Australia)

Newsletter Editor (retired), Dying with Dignity

Ramzy Mansour (Australia)

Member of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Member, Egyptian Office for Trade.

Elke Marksteiner (Austria)

Chairwoman, ARGUMENTO - kultur und kuntsvermittlung (culture and communication)

Doris S Martins (Brazil)

GoMartins

Felipe Martins (Brazil)

GoMartins

Peggy Mason (Canada)

President, Rideau Institute on International Affairs

Thomas Mathew (India)

International Association for Religious Freedom Co-ordination Council for South Asia

Ruchama Marton (Israel)

Founder, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Dr Arnold Matlin, M.D. (USA)

Founding Member, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace

Eric Mbotiji (Cameroon)

Chair, United Nations Youth Association Network

Carol McAndrew (Canada)

Co-Chair, Salmon Arm Ecumenical KAIROS Committee

Joan McClellan (USA)
Deirdra McMenamin (New Zealand)

CEO, Kind i Garden 4 Grown Ups

Malinda Meegoda (Sri Lanka)

Research Associate, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies

Jennifer Menninger (Germany)

Managing Director, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Germany

Peter Metz (USA)

Member, Mass Peace Action Nuclear Disarmament Working Group

Ramona Miller (USA)

President, Sisters of St. Francis

David Minifie (New Zealand)

Retired

Margaret Misch (USA)

Member, Peace Action

Purna Chandra Misra (India)

Director, Indian Institute of Youth And Development

Dr. Arun Mitra (India)

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

Jyotsna Mohan (India)

Regional Coordinator, Asia Development Alliance

Michel Monod (Switzerland)

Member, International Fellowship of Reconciiation

Raul Montenegro (Argentina)

President, Fundacion para la defensa del ambiente (FUNAM)

Alice Morais (Brazil)
Nick Morphet (UK)

Tynedale Green Party

Anne Morris (Canada)

Co-Chair, Salmon Arm Ecumenical KAIROS Committee

Hannah Mortensen (USA)

Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin

Mark Muhich (USA)
Peter Murphy (Australia)

Member, Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition

Rik Myers (USA)

CEO, Down to Earth

Kasha Nabagesera (Uganda)

Kuchu Times Media Group- KTMG

Judy Nakadegawa (USA)

Member, Womens International League for Peace & Freedom

Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki (USA)

President, Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York

Dr Vidyardhi Nanduri (India)

Independant Researcher, Cosmology Vedas.

Prof Abdul Nayyar (Pakistan)

Retired Asscoiate Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Michael Neuroth (USA)

Policy Advocate for International Issues, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

Edith P. Newman (USA)

Member, Pax Christi Metro New York

Roland Nivet (France)

Mouvement de la Paix

James Nordland (USA)

Communications Director, Kansas Chapter, National Action Network

General Bernard Norlain (France)

Vice-President, Initiatives pour le Désarmement Nucléaire. Former Air Defense Commander and Air Combat Commander of the French Air Force

Max Obuszewski (USA)

Founder, Baltimore Nonviolence Center

Maureen O'Connell (USA)
Bolaji Ogundeji (Nigeria)

CEO/President, Bolcris International

Eileen Olexiuk (Canada)

Member, Soka Gakkai International, Buddhism in Action for Peace

Juan Pablo Orrego (Chile)

President, Ecosistemas

Senator Nan Orrock (USA)

Member, Georgia State Senate

Dr Kirsten Osen (Norway)

Professora emerita, IPPNW Norway

John Otranto (USA)
Alan Owen (UK)

Founder, LABRATS International

Rosemarie Pace (USA)

Pax Christi

Jordi Palou (Spain)

CEO, La Fundación Carta de la Paz dirigida a la ONU (UN Charter of Peace Foundation)

Mary Ellen Pantaleo (USA)

Board Member, South Country Peace Group

Medha Patkar (India)

Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) and the National Alliance of Peoples Movements

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski (USA)

Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Catholic Theological Union

Herbert Peherstorfer (Austria)

Board Member, Internationaler Versöhnungsbund österreichischer Zweig (International Fellowship of Reconciliation - Austria)

Rev Michael Perry (USA)

Retired Catholic priest

Lorin Peters (USA)

Steering Commitee Member, Pax Christi Northern California

Laura Picand (UK)

Treasurer, Swansea Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

Marc Pilisuk (USA)

Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook University

Beryl Pilkington (Canada)

Associate Professor, Nursing & Global Health, York University, Toronto

Simonetta Costanzo Pittaluga (Spain)

Chair of the Board, International Institute for Active Nonviolence (NOVACT)

Fritz Pointer (USA)

Democraic World Federalists

Michael Powell (Australia)

Member, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Sydney

Tracy W Powell (USA)

Foundr, No More Bombs

John Prehn (USA)
Prof Joelien Pretorius (South Africa)

Professor at University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Vanda Proskova (Czech Republic)

Vice-Chair, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security

Eva Quistorp (Germany)

Senior Adviser, World Future Council. Former Member, European Parliament. Member, Women for Peace.

Ramon Rafter (Ireland)

Independent consultant

Prof.R.Rajaraman (India)

Emeritus professor, Jawaharlal Nehru university

Suvrat Raju (India)

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

Lalita Ramdas (India)

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

Ehtisham Rana (Pakistan)

Peace and Humanity Foundation

Tanja Ranke (Germany)

Woolies for Peace

Tariq Rauf (Austria/Canada)

Director, Atomic Reporters

Maitri Raval (India)

Founder, Ethics Matter

Paul Re (USA)

Founder, Paul Re Peace Prize

Rudolf Rechsteiner (Switzerland)

Vice-President, Trinationaler Atomschutzverband

Andrea Reimer (Canada)

Adjunct Professor of Practice, University of British Columbia. Member, World Future Council.

Peter Rickwood (Canada/Austria)

Founder, Atomic Reporters

Matthew Robson (New Zealand)

President, Aotearoa NZ Lawyers for Peace. Former NZ Minister for Disarmament.

Prof Marian Ronan (USA)

Research Professor of Catholic Studies, New York Theological Seminary

Kathrine Gladwin Ross (New Zealand)

Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.

Rachel Rowlands (UK)

Quaker, Sheffield Creative Action for Peace

Louise Royer (Canada)

Directrice, Pastorale sociale - Archidiocèse de Montréal.

Ruth Russell (Australia)

Coordinator, WILPF Australia (South Australian branch)

Audrey van Ryn (New Zealand)

Copy editor

Lynn Sableman (USA)

Board Chair, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. USA

Tanjin Sakib (Bangladesh)

Student

Maria Cristina Sagarzazu (New Zealand)

Tauranga Moana Women For Peace

Dr. Kamal Kumar Saha (Bangladesh)

Chairman, World Peace Mission

Dr Sima Samar (Afghanistan)

Special Envoy and state Minister for Human Rights. Founder, Shuhada Organization. Former Chair, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Lisa Sanetra (USA)

Pax Christi Metro

Michelle Santantonio (USA)

Chairperson, South Country Peace Group, Inc.

Tom Sauer (Belgium)

Professor International Politics, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Julie Schelling (USA)

Consultant, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (URI)

Jean Paul Schietecatte (Belgium)
Caroline Schlunke (Switzerland)

Lawyer

Sister Gladys Schmitz (USA)

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Ginny Schneider (USA)

Volunteer, Maine War Tax Resistence Resource Center

Sister Ruth Schock (USA)

Associate Professor of Education, Briar Cliff University, Iowa

Heide Schütz (Germany)

Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V.

Dr Martin Schweiger (England)

Retired Consultant in Communicable Disease Control. Member of the Society of Friends.

Sukla Sen (India)

Founder member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, India

Elizabeth Shafer (USA)

Board Member, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy

Andre Sheldon (USA)

Global Strategy of Nonviolence

Natasha Shokri (Iran)

UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador

Daya Sagar Shrestha (Nepal)

National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal

Les Simm (UK)

Executive Director, International Forum For Understanding (IFOUND)

Merrill Simmons-Hansen (New Zealand)

Social justice advocate, storyteller, researcher, grandmother, artist. Member, Tauranga Moana Women for Peace .

Dr Jennifer Allen Simons (Canada)

Founder and President, The Simons Foundation Canada

Prof Stephen E. Slaner (USA)

Professor of History and Government, Northern Essex Community College

Kasha Slavner (Canada)

The Global Sunrise Project

Marla Slavner (Canada)

The Global Sunrise Project

Gar Smith (USA)

Co-founder and director, Environmentalists Against War

Prof John Smith (Australia)

Professor, University of New South Wales

Sister Patricia Smith (USA)

Sisters of the Divine Compassion

Regina Sneed (USA)

Member, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Gray Southon (New Zealand)

President, Tauranga Branch, United Nations Association

Priscilla Star (USA)

Founder and Director, Coalition Against Nukes

Meindert Stelling (Netherlands)

President of the Dutch Foundation 'Tribunal for Peace'

Jean Stevens (USA)

Taos Environmental Film Festival

Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez (USA)

Co-Director, InterReligious Task Force on Central America

Margaret Stratman (USA)

Member, Servants of Mary Sisters

Rae Street (UK)

Former Vice-Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Former Vice-President, International Peace Bureau.

Prue Stringer (New Zealand)

Member, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Aotearoa/NZ

Prof Michael Succow (Germany)

Biologist. Director, Michael Succow Stiftung

Rev. Dr. Esther R. Suter (Switzerland)

International Alliance of Women

Prof Annick Suzor-Weinrer (France)

Professor Emeritus. Vice-President, Pugwash France. Board Member, Initiatives pour le Désarmement Nucléaire

Bishop William Edwin Swing (USA)

President, United Religions Initiative

Prof Takao Takahara (Japan)

Professor, International Peace Research Institute (PRIME), Meiji Gakuin University

Matthew Tapie (USA)

Assistant Professor of Theology, Saint Leo University FL

Holger Terp (Denmark)

Editor, The Danish Peace Academy

Issac S Thomas (India)

Global Council Trustee, United Religions Initiative

Sally-Alice Thompson (USA)

Member, Veterans For Peace

Pierre Thompson (USA)

Pax Christi Northern California

Margery Toller (UK)

Council Member, XR for Peace

Aaron Tovish (Mexico)

Executive Director, Zona Libre. Former International Director of the Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign

Phyllis Townley (USA)

Pax Christi Metro NY

Stephen Tully (USA)

Retired

Erkki Tuomioja MP (Finland)

Vice-chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland

Earl Turcotte (Canada)

Executive Director, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

A M Nasir Uddin (Bangladesh)

ActionAid Bangladesh

Rick Ulfik (USA)

Founder of We, The World

Hiromichi UMEBAYASHI (Japan)

Special Advisor, Peace Depot

Sr. Jeanne d'Arc Untz (USA)

Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa

Prof Kenji Urata (Japan)

Professor Emeritus, Waseda University

Achin Vanaik (India)

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

Gustaaf Vandermeeren (USA)

Programmer

Rosie Vaske (USA)

Sisters of St. Francis

Harry van Velsen (Netherlands)

Board Member, NetherlandsTribunal for Peace

Kathrin Vogler MdB (Germany)

Member of the Bundestag. Spokesperson on peace policy for DIE LINKE

Dr. Paul F. Walker (USA)

International Program Director, Green Cross International

Jim Walsh (Ireland)

Senator Emeritus.

Alyn Ware (Czech Republic/New Zealand)

Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. Member, World Future Council.

Marlene Ware (New Zealand)

Tauranga Moana Women for Peace

Marguerite Warner (Canada)

Member, Peace Alliance Winnipeg

Barbara Warren (USA)

Chapter Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility, AZ Chapter

Dr Elizabeth Waterston (UK)

Retired general practitioner

Fergus Watt (Canada)

World Federalist Movement

David Webb (UK)

Chair, Yorkshire CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)

John W. Weiser (USA)

Member, Voices for a world free of nuclear weapons

Dr Gunnar Westberg (Sweden)

Professor of Medicine. Member, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Sister Brenda Whetstone (USA)

Sisters of St. Francis Dubuque, IA. Leadership Team for the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters.

Loren Wieland (USA)

Retired

Deborah Williams (New Zealand)

Quaker

Richard Witham (Canada)

Retired

Dennis Wong (USA)

Rotarians 2 Prevent Nuclear War

Mir Yeong (South Korea)

Librarian, Yeon Je Library

Sister Joyce Zarnik (USA)

Sisters of St Francis, Clinton, IA

Kelsey Zazanis (USA)

Campaign Organizer, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

Angie Zelter (UK)

Co-Founder, Reforest the Earth, UK

Natalia Zhurina (Russia)

Research Officer, Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

Susan J. Zipp (Switzerland)

Vice-President, Association of World Citizens

Johnny Zokovitch (USA)

Executive Director, Pax Christi USA

Quotes from Endorsers

Sanity demands Nuclear free World for survival and continuation of human generations
Ehtisham Rana
President, Peace and Humanity Foundation. Pakistan
In the world we are suffering from various threats such as poverty, global warming, pandemic, water shortage; there is no need for anymore threats! Instead of taking more lives we need collaboration to fix existing threats!
Natasha Shokri
UNESCO Youth Peace Ambassador. Iran
Conversation about nuclear weapons - their dangers and their fate is on mute. Without initiatives such as the appeal, war planners and their enabling weapons manufacturers will remain unaccountable to taxpayers who, inadvertently, are paying to risk getting char-broiled.
Peter Rickwood
Founder, Atomic Reporters. Canada/Austria
"We Want Books, Not Nukes!"
Kehkashan Basu
Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation. Canada
Double standards and exceptionalism are undermining the credibility of the non-proliferation regime. The goal of a nuclear weapons free world can only be achieved through the conclusion of a universal, verifiable and non-discriminatory, comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons. The Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD), the world’s single multilateral disarmament negotiating body, remains the most ideal forum for concluding such a convention.
Senator Sehar Kamran
Patron-in-Chief, Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies. Pakistan
Peace is a human right. The absence of a nuclear threat would move us toward a peaceful co-existence.
Cheryl Hayles
Vice-President, International Alliance of Women, North America
This appeal is critical to the salvation of the planet and all life on it. Anything less is suicidal. Nuclear states in particular must put life before profits or power.
Rosemarie Pace
Pax Christi, USA
Aside from the unacceptable risk posed by nuclear weapons, all nuclear technology has been superceeded by more efficient, cheaper forms of energy generation. The urgency of climate change is being hijacked by huge subsidies for nuclear power to maintain nuclear weapons through the exchange of nuclear skills, while innovation is starved of resources.
Caroline Lanyon
Salisbury Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. UK
Since our 1988 founding, CCNS has supported a Nuclear Weapon Free World. We are located downwind of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the only laboratory capable of fabricating plutonium pits. Redirecting funds cut from the nuclear weapons budget would help remedy the harms inflicted on communities downwind and downstream of LANL.
Joni Arends
Co-founder and Executive Director, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety. USA
A complete lockdown because Belgium has only 1,900 intensive care beds in its hospitals. What if NATO HQ in Brussels is attacked with just one nuclear weapon? How many intensive care beds do we need and are still available?
Tom Sauer
Professor International Politics, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Deterrence owes more to national egotism than reality. Far from keeping nations safe, nuclear weapons threaten the continued existence of nations.
Cmdr Robert Forsyth
Retired Royal Navy Commander, UK
The nuclear arms states have a legal obligation under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to eliminate their nuclear stockpiles. Hanging on to these weapons just encourages other non-nuclear arms states to acquire them.
Anne Morris
Salmon Arm Ecumenical KAIROS Committee, Canada
The NPT Article VI shall be respected.
General (ret) Francis Lenne
France
"Turn the plowshares into pruning hooks." Let us use the money for nuclear weapons to reduce poverty, unemployment, support public health for all and bring greater equality to all.
Sr. Jeanne d'Arc Untz
Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton IA, USA
There’s no peace without development and there’s no development without peace.
Abdullahi Bindawa
Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, Nigeria
Our children deserve a nuclear-weapon-free world.
Tamara Lorincz
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Canada
The existence of nuclear weapons makes an accidental discharge of a weapon possible, let alone the destruction of the whole world through a nuclear war. I am against the use of all, even peaceful uses of nuclear power as it is an environmental catastrophe if something goes wrong, e.g. Chernobyl.
Heulwen Baworowska
Global Women's Strike, UK
Nuclear Weapons waste money and resources and have no part to play in our future world
Dr Peter Gloyns
Member of Salisbury CND, UK
It's far overdue and so much more needs to be done to rid us of the scourge of nuclear weapons
Barbara Warren
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Arizona Chapter, USA
There are plenty of sustainable energy sources and we as a species need to learn self moderation in this area. There is no need nor excuse to use nuclear, EVER! Thank you
Deirdra McMenamin
CEO, Kind i Garden 4 Grown Ups, New Zealand
No-one 'wins' a nuclear war - the deployment of even a handful of today's high-powered nuclear weapons would wipe out life on earth. The nuclear arms race is an obscenity - it must not be allowed to continue.
Karen du Fresne
New Zealand
Nuclear war is a crime against humanity
Dr. Hans Köchler
President, International Progress Organization, Austria
Eliminate the bombs and you eliminate the threat. Eliminate the threat and you eliminate the fear. Eliminate the fear and you might come to Peace
Rev Michael Perry
Retired Catholic Priest, USA
No doubt nuclear weapon countries feel that their weapons are only meant to deter others and are confident that meanwhile they have very safe Command and Control procedures. Even if all that is true, laws of probablility say that with so many weapons in existence, sooner or later one will be launched by mistake. The only way to prevent that catastrophe is to get rid of them.
Prof.R.Rajaraman
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Ending Nuclear Weapons is One of the Most Important & Imminent Issues in International Human Rights Advocacy
Joshua Cooper
Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights, USA
No Nukes!
Grant Francis Donohue
People for Nuclear Disarmament, Australia
Silence only places us alongside the oppressor- lets take up how we wish to live and connect to our lives, this Life.
Merrill Simmons-Hansen
Member, Tauranga Moana Women for Peace, New Zealand
Peace can only happen when we are all equal and without fear from weapons of mass destruction.
Cllr Audrey Doig
Member, Renfrewshire City Council, Scotland
Threatening destruction is not what will being us together. Only Love ❤️ can prevail.
Paul Van Beveren
My Prague Attic, Czech Republic
Because of so many other terrible things happening in the U.S., people tend to forget about serious risk of the nuclear weapons. Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (New York State) is proud to endorse this call for nuclear sanity.
Dr Arnold Matlin, M.D.
Founding Member, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace. USA
We will evolve as humankind when we finally eliminate nuclear weapons.
Nelson Betancourt
Executive Director, AWAKENING: art & culture, USA
A concern for humanity should be at the centre of ensuring a livable planet for current and future generations. Nuclear disarmament and fighting climate change are essential to creating a planet we are proud to pass on.
Aoife Fleming
UN Youth Representative on Sustainable Development. Netherlands
All weapons whether nuclear or other are such a waste of money and devastating to the environment. Let us dedicate our resources to diplomacy, peace initiatives, feeding the world and giving everyone chances for good health, education and happiness.
Deborah Williams
Quaker, New Zealand
Nobody is winner in nuclear warfare. It is Mad (Mutual agreed Destruction). It is our most and far most duty to keep the world safe for future generation spreading message about abolition of nuclear weapons.
Balkrishna Kurvey
President, Indian Institute for Peace Disarmament & Environmental Protection . India
Arrogancy and blindness towards the total destructive power of nuclear weapons have led and still lead to the political strategy of governments piling up nuclear weapons. They are an utmost threat to all human beings and to the planet and an insane waste of huge sums of money.
Heide Schütz
Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V. Germany
The human race and the nuclear arms race cannot coexist, and the money wasted on nuclear weapons is a theft from critical human needs. The United States and Russia must demonstrate leadership and cooperation to stop the burgeoning arms race and lead the other nuclear-armed nations toward nuclear abolition.
Leonard Eiger
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, USA
The only nuclear power we need is the sun
Rik Myers
CEO, Down to Earth. USA
We humans in our short-sightedness and tribal fears are steadily destroying our earthly home. Let us marshall our collective ingenuity and manifold resources both to create common purpose across our differences and to secure basic rights and freedom from fear throughout our global community. Future generations will thrive and praise our work.
David C Hall MD
Past President, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. USA
Annual world military spending is over $1,800 billion while over 19,000 children die each year from preventable causes. That money is enough to eliminate starvation globally and improve health everywhere. The role of the Security Council has been shameful. It must be replaced with a Peace & Development Council (with membership of all Nations) to focus on solving the big global problems.
Chris Greenwood
Founder & Curator,Red Line Art Works. UK
The Covid pandemic showed that having nuclear bombs will not protect people and the countries who owns it. The Nature reaction is against our action as human being .
Dr Sima Samar
Special Envoy and State Minister for Human Rights. Afghanistan
Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security.Peace within and among nations depends in part on replacing ignorance and unjustified fears with mutual understanding and trust.
Representative Jasmine Krotkov
Member of the Montana State Legislature. USA
When women are part of the decision making body, a more lasting resolution comes. And a humanitarian perspective is brought to the fore. The international Red Cross and Red Crescent were early supporters of nuclear weapons abolition. There is no winner of a nuclear war and we must eliminate them before they eliminate us.
Lynn Sableman
Board Chair, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. USA
Golden Rule sails for a Nuclear-Free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future!
Helen Jaccard
Project Manager of the Golden Rule peace boat. USA
There is no agreement to the mass mutual genocidal suicide pact which possessor states assume.
Mike Kiely
Founder, The Bit Commons. UK
Nuclear war is unwinnable, so paying to create and maintain arsenals is a waste of money that is needed elsewhere.
Hunter Lovins
President, Natural Capitalism Solutions. USA
I support Target 2045 to eliminate all nuclear weapons. These weapons should never have been created and built in the first place.
Cindy Carter
Member, Citizens Climate Lobby. USA
Any weapon whose use will inevitably kill innocents (noncombatants) is inherently immoral and must be eliminated from the planet
Gustaaf Vandermeeren
Programmer. USA
It is such a beautiful planet! Why destroy it?
Jutta Bertram-Nothnagel
Vice-President, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy. USA
The use of nuclear weapons would be a crime against humanity. The extravagant spending by nations on nuclear weapons is a theft from present and future generations. WILPF US calls for peace, based on justice and environmental sustainability.
Darien De Lu
President, Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom US Section
As a Raging Granny I sing, "Stop making this stuff!"
Sally-AliceThompson
Veterans for Peace, USA
Nuclear war would be a disastrous calamity and should therefore never be fought!
Sven Clement MP
Member of the Parliament for the Piraten Party. Luxembourg
Indeed, a nuclear war cannot be won; makes sense to join with all the nuclear weapons enabled countries and ban not only further production, but destroy all 14,000 of these weapons currently in existence. From a medical perspective, as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the medical fallout would be horrendous and no way could we handle the radiation sicknesses that would be encountered....a nightmare!
Charles Barker MD
Chair, Board of Trustees, Charter for Compassion. USA
Whether or not we realise it, nuclear weapons mean lives grounded in fear. They make us less secure, not more. That is no way to live.
Nick Grief
Emeritus Professor of Law, UK
It's time to end the terrible waste of money and resources spent on creating and maintaining nuclear weapons and redirect to where its needed most, to the health and welfare of people and the planet.
Misha Coleman
Mayor of Yarra City, Australia
We must do all we can to ensure our grandchildren have a safe world to live in.
Tracy W Powell
Founder, No More Bombs. USA
'If we also take into account the risk of an accidental detonation as a result of error of any kind, the threat of their use as well as their very possession,is to be firmly condemned'--- Pope Francis 2017 about nuclear weapons.
Bruce Kent
President, Movement for the Abolition of War
The nuclear weapons possessed by nine countries threaten us all." we must work together to make this clear to everyone, worldwide.
Jean Anderson
Secretary, SNP Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Scotland
If I live until 2045, I will have lived all my life until then under the nuclear shadow, in a world where millions of ordinary people like me die because the trillions of dollars that could have saved them went to “save the world from war” by stockpiling nuclear weapons.
Audrey van Ryn
New Zealand
Let us not only abolish nuclear weapons, but war in general. Let us focus on healing environmentally and socially so we can appreciate the beauty of life.
Paul Re
Founder of the Paul re Peace Prize, USA
The existence of nuclear weapons is the pinnacle of the threat system. - a system which , for our common security, requires conversion to one of non-violence and cooperation.
Janis Alton
Past Co-Chair, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Canada
Stop the absurdity of a resumption of the nucleair arms race. It is now one world or none!
Edy Korthals Altes
Former Ambassador. Former Honorary President of Religions for Peace. Netherlands
We must get rid of nuclear weapons - before they get rid of us!
Brian Jones
CND Cymru, Wales
This could be our last chance! Humankind is better than this... We cannot sit back and let the "BOMB" be used, or stored here anymore!
Sister Jean Fallon
Member, Maryknoll Sisters, USA
Nuclear arsenals are tools for mass extinction. Why are we building more? Short-term profit for a small number of weapons companies. We need to devote our wealth to preserving peace, to serving humanity, and to saving the planet.
Gar Smith
Environmentalists Against War
The Decade of Action requires of us to do and be better across all sectors, levels of Governance and society. This includes a nuclear free world that leaves no one behind.
Dumiso Gatsha
Executive Director, Success Capital, Botswana
Abolish Nuclear Weapons Now! These are a dire existential threat to humanity.
Sukla Sen
Founder member, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, India
Les ressources financières affectées aux dépenses liées aux armes nucléaires et armes lourdes peuvent être réaffectatées aux financements des droits humains à savoir la santé, l'éducation, la protection de l'environnement et l'amélioration des conditions de vie des populations dans les mécanismes de prévention des maladies à impact désastreux communautaires comme la pandémie du Covid19.
Bassiratou Idrissou TRAORÉ
Présidente du Groupe WILPF, Togo
Nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.
John Hand
Intercultural Dimensions, USA
United Conscious Wisdom Promotes World peace -Avoid Nuclear catastrophe.
Dr Vidyardhi Nanduri
Independant Researcher, Cosmology Vedas, India
El derecho al desarme es componente esencial del derecho humano a la paz.
Carlos Villán Durán
President, Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, Spain
The Covid pandemic with its health, social and economic consequences and the global climate crisis make us dramatically aware of how much each individual and the human species depends on peace, international cooperation, détente and (nuclear) disarmament. Disarmament instead of armament!
Kathrin Vogler MdB
Member of the Bundestag. Spokesperson on peace policy for DIE LINKE. Germany
It is vital to human survival that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons be ratified ASAP and that the number of ratifications be rapidly increased and implemented.
John Langmore
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne University, Australia
We need to get rid of nuclear weapons NOW before accidents, terrorists or unstable governments use them.
Dr Richard Denton
Chair, FOR (Friends of Rotary) Prevention of Nuclear War, Canada
We all need to focus on the sustainability of our fragile planet; one of the first steps is to continue to disarm our nuclear arsenals, as we've already done with chemical and biological weapons, and move towards a world free of all weapons of mass destruction.
Dr. Paul F. Walker
International Program Director, Green Cross International, USA
"Is Nuclear War More Likely on Purpose or by Blunder?"
Lorin Peters
Member, Pax Christi Northern California. USA
The global challenges facing every government need all the attention and funding available, in particular the wasteful expenditures in nuclear weapons, and the military in general. For the sake of future generations, get the priorities right and invest in the SDGs
Hans R Herren
President, Millennium Institute. Switzerland/USA
As Albert Einstein warned, we will either abolish nuclear weapons or we will incinerate ourselves.
Mark Muhich
USA
Let us each promise, now, to do all we can to urge our own government, and then other governments, to abolish all nuclear, and other, weapons of mass destruction as soon as possible, out of respect for the lives of our children and the long future of humanity on earth.
Christopher Browne
Sole proprietor. Castikipots Ltd. UK
Nuclear arms could easily be the end of the world as we know it.
Loren Wieland
Retired. USA
All weapons shall fall to dust.
Tanja Ranke
Woolies for Peace. Germany
Let us work together to eliminate nuclear weapons long before 2045, if possible!
Earl Turcotte
Chair, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Canada
Affirming a nuclear war can never be won and instituting a no first use of nuclear weapons policy are unilateral steps that President Biden can take which will immediately increase global security.
Peggy Mason
President, Rideau Institute on International Affairs. Canada
We need to rid the world of nuclear weapons forever and focus on addressing climate change and world poverty.
Ruth Russell
Coordinator, WILPF Australia (South Australian branch)
Even if never used the resources consumed by nuclear weapons are unaffordable and costing human lives now.
Dr Martin Schweiger
Retired Consultant in Communicable Disease Control. Member of the Society of Friends. England
Appeals mattered for the abolition of slavery and gender and generation equality. So will this appeal for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Johan Galtung
Transcend International, for Pace By Peaceful Means, Norway
As a citizen of Hiroshima, the city devastated by the atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, I am working for the world free from nuclear weapons. May the World be without Nuclear Weapons within this memorable year !!!
Dr Katsuko Kataoka
Secretary-General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - Japan Affiliate
In the short run, we need to focus on taking missiles off hair-trigger alert and on adopting a policy of No First Use. Then we can move on to dismantling the nuclear weapons arsenal.
Stephen E. Slaner
Professor of History and Government, Northern Essex Community College, USA
We all need to save humanity for this unacceptable risk of having nuclear weapons. Zero is the only sane answer for how many nuclear weapons we need. They do not make us safer but only increase the risk of destroying all humans and our planet.
Carolyn J MacKenzie
Health Physicist. Member, VOICES for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons. USA
The appeal to abolish all nuclear weapons by 2045, when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Nations is a great aim for the Global Community. It is said the bomb may kill thousands when used, but at present, the money spend on maintenance of the existing nuclear weapons and the amount spend on modernization and advancement in this field kills millions. Let us unite and strive together to put a stop to it
Issac S Thomas
Global Council Trustee, United Religions Initiative. India
As stated in the petition, 'a nuclear war cannot be won and therefore should never be fought' sums up the situation and as also stated in the petition, there are better things to spend the money on.
Kathrine Gladwin Ross
Womens International League for Peace and Freedom. New Zealand
This is the day for a better world, no nuclear weapons.
Judy Nakadegawa
Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, USA
This is as important as the climate crisis but receives much less attention. If we are to survive as a species we MUST eliminate all nuclear weapons and use the money to fight climate change and help our human family have clean water, food and adequate shelter.
Madeline Labriola
Pax Christi Rhode Island, USA
Abolish nuclear weapons before they abolish us!
Dr Gunnar Westberg
IPPNW, Sweden
This Appeal is crucial, especially in our divided and polarized world
Elizabeth Shafer
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, USA
The nuclear weapons states by adopting no first use, de-alerting, and shifting to a sustainable common security approach together will get us closer to the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Robin Collins
Member, Canadian Pugwash Group
Cutting nuclear weapons budgets - President Eisenhower said: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies … theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed” - I'd just add "those who are ill and not healed".
Tim Devereux
Chair, Movement for the Abolition of War, UK
We can't wait until 2045 - fastest possible elimination of nuclear weapons.
Peter Murphy
Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition, Australia
It is insanity that so much of the developed world relies, for its sense of security, on its ability to destroy civilisation. The EU has demonstrated the ability of long term enemies to overcome their enmities through developing quality relationships. Such relationships must be developed amonst current enemies to obviate the urge for defensive measures.
Gray Southon
President, Tauranga Branch, United Nations Association, New Zealand
It is a question of life or death for humanity
Michel Monod
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Switzerland
Nuclear weapons, whether by testing or using on others, can affect your future generations. We are one human world where we don't need nuclear weapons. Disarm and live free.
Annesha Kar Gupta
Advocate, India
La possession et l'utilisation d'armes nucléaires est profondément immorale.
Christophe Martinez
France
Nuclear weapons are an existential threat to our survival as a species. Weapons don't house us, don't clothe us, don't feed us, and don't cure our diseases. We need to demand a transformation of priorities away from building bombs, and toward educating, feeding, housing, and healing our people.
Kelsey Zazanis
CODEPINK: Women for Peace, USA
Nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants -- their production of plutonium leading to the building of nuclear weapons -- must be abolished. To survive, we must have a nuclear-free Earth.
Karl Grossman
Beyond Nuclear, USA
The sheer amount of money wasted on nuclear weaponry could finance the transition to a sustainable world, rather than destroying it
Lachlan Craig
Victoria University Climate Clinic, New Zealand
The existence of nuclear weapons and the threat posed by them is intolerable. These weapons need to be fully eliminated as soon as possible.
Andreas Bummel
Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders, Germany/International
Nuclear weapon is the most catastrophic threat for human civilization. Dissolve all the Nuclear weapons before they dissolve us.
Md Masum Billah
CEO, M@sum™. Bangladesh
We should not live under this dire threat when our intellect and humanity give us the means to create a different future.
Michael Powell
Member, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Australia
This appeal directly speaks to our founding in 1982 based on calls for nuclear disarmament and recognition of nuclear weapons as the ultimate existential threat to all life on Earth. Still today our group's mission is: Stop the arms race, Cut the arms budget, Direct money to environmental and human needs!
Michelle Santantonio
Chairperson, South Country Peace Group, Inc. USA
Faisons un beau cadeau à l'humanité pour le 100e anniversaire de l'Organisation des Nations Unies: débarrassons-nous de la menace nucléaire, pour l'amour de la vie! / Let us make a beautiful gift to humanity for the 100th anniversary of the United Nations: let us get rid of nuclear weapons. for the love of life!
Louise Royer
Directrice, Pastorale sociale - Archidiocèse de Montréal. Canada
Nuclear war will never be a limited one. It will be the destruction of Planet Earth!!
Marian Klostermann
Sisters of St Francis, Iowa. USA
Nuclear weapons are unlawful. The world suffers from appalling law breaking leaders contributing to worsening global existential threats. We are governed by people not fit to govern. The World Order is broken. Where are the true leaders?
Geoffrey Darnton
Peace Analytics. Author of Nuclear Weapons and International Law. UK
The urgency of action to address the climate crisis makes reliance on and investment in nuclear weapons unacceptable.
Phyllis Creighton
Honorary Life Member, Science for Peace. Canada
No nukes is good nukes 🙂 Really!
James Nordlund
Kansas Chapter of the National Action Network. USA
Peace is the greatest weapon against the Darkness that is ever ready to engulf the humanity. Let’s choose PEACE. ARISE AND AWAKEN TO PEACE, my fellow Countrymen.
Varlakshmi Balaji
Founder and CEO, Qleaps Ventures. India
My appeal to United Nations. Preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Whenever possible, I believe the United State should seek to advanced its security goals through diplomacy rather than force. The threat of some countries developing nuclear weapons is grave, and I applaud the United Nations Office for the Disarmament Leadership and their team, particularly Alyn Ware for pursuing a diplomatic solution to one of the most pressing security challenges.
Abdullahi Bindawa
Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies. Nigeria
Scattering flower petals on the Iron Triangle....
John Prehn
Old Doomseer, USA
Since 2007 when playing a concert for the 50th anniversary of les Conférences internationales PUGWASH (with Hiroshima mayor present), I joined all groups that were efficiently aiming for the purpose of eliminating nuclear weapons and organized resistance in Québec. Bravo to ICAN for a strong achievement with ambassador Elayne Whyte-Gomes from Costa-Rica.
Pierre Jasmin
Artistes pour la Paix. Canada
We are running out of time - we all must act now!
Theodora Carroll
Member, Seniors' Centre. Canada
We need to arouse people everywhere to the risk that nuclear annihilation could happen at any moment
Peter Metz
Member, Mass Peace Action Nuclear Disarmament Working Group. USA
Peoples around world need to live in peace in healthy planet for that we must have a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Protect People and the Planet: those funds for nuclear weapons are needed to fulfill the UN POST 2015 AGENDAS
Marta Benavides
Director, Servicios Ecumenicos Para Reconciliacion Y Reconstruccion (SERR). El Salvador
Putting our Faith in nuclear weapons is idolatry. Even threatening to ever use nuclear weapons is amoral. How can people be against abortion yet be willing to gamble on so destroying Creation, our whole Earth & all its Life? In a nuclear incident, retaliation would only make it worse.
Maryteresa (Missy) Conrad
Quakers/The Religious Society of FRIENDS. USA
If we invested our resources in learning conflict resolution and practicing reconciliation instead of amassing nuclear weapons – oh what a wonderful world it would be.
Juanita L. Austin
Retired United Church minister. Canada
Nuclear bombs kill hundreds of thousands directly, but the making of bombs kill millions indirectly.
Abraham Karickam
Chair, Karickam International Public School. India
The world needs to get past the need for nuclear weapons and invest in peace instead of war.
Sylvia Lindgren
Councillor, City of Salmon Arm. Canada
A civilized world will be one without without war and without nuclear weapons; it is our destiny as soon as we decide to make it so.
John Otranto
USA
Nuclear weapons threaten our planet and all of life. They represent the darkest side of humankind. I believe instead of arming ourselves with deadly weapons we choose to live with sincere love for one another’s wellbeing and work together, any challenge can be overcome.
Julie Schelling
Consultant, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (URI). USA
I and my husband now deceased have been in opposition to nuclear weapons since the 1960's. I'm angry that world leaders have bowed to the nuclear industry in every way - nuclear power is the secretive necessity for nuclear weapons.
Dr Dale Dewar
IPPNW. Canada
Nuclear Weapons are sheer and utter insanity, and the most callous and inhumane weapons ever devised by the mind of man. They illustrate the utter depravity of the mind of man. They are the ultimate blasphemy - they threaten to destroy everything God has created.
Alasdair Coats
Board Member of Ploughshares Calgary. Canada
We have seen that we can't rely on the Nuclear Club to abandon nuclear weapons, so it's up to the world's people to make it happen.
Peter Bergel
Board member, Oregon PeaceWorks. USA
Nuclear weapons are an absolute evil. The future of human civilization and the biosphere can only be saved by their complete abolition.
John Scales Avery
Chairman, Danish National Group, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Denmark
We can do this if we all continue to work together. Please support and spread this initiative.
Joanne Dufour
Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear War. USA
75 years ago the people of the world shocked at the devastating effects of nuclear weapons called for an entity that could intervene in conflict situations to avoid war and settle disputes through nonviolent means. The abhorrent nuclear weapons should have been dismantled and its manufacture discontinued at that time. So the time is now to dismantle and discontinue its manufacture and work towards provision of SDGs instead.
Ela Gandhi
Chairperson, Phoenix Settlement Trust. South Africa
No First Use is the clear first step towards a nuclear free world. This, in conjunction with cutting nuclear weapons budgets, will mean we are putting real security front and center. We deserve lives free from fear and want. It is in our power to achieve just that.
Cecili Thompson Williams
Executive Director, Beyond the Bomb. USA
Today we face two great existential threat the threat of catastrophic climate change and the horror of a potential nuclear-war - We need a vision and a renew commitment to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons. We have seen the collapse of much of the arms control treaties, the termination of the INF, the collapse of the JCPOA, and there are real concerns over the future of New START, CTBT and even a serios threat to the non-proliferation treaty.
Bianca Jagger
Founder, President and Chief Executive, The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation. UK
We need Nuclear Free World for our sustainable future
Dipal Barua
Founder and Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation, Bangladesh
After Climate Change nuclear weaponry stands as a potential cause of creational destruction. We must commit ourselves to its abolition. There is simply no way to morally justify its use or even to use it as a deterrent.
Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski
Catholic Theological Union, USA
As in the days of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign in the 1980s, it is time for cities, towns, and states to take the initiative to halt, reverse, and eliminate the nuclear threat. Peace must begin with grassroots campaigns aimed at local governments, which are less beholden to corporate lobbying.
David Keppel
Spokesperson, Bloomington [Indiana] Peace Action Coalition. USA
As a citizen of a nuclear weapon owning state, I feel a particular responsibility and a particular urgency to endorse this appeal, as I and many other UK citizens are totally opposed to the possession of nuclear weapons by our country.
Margery Toller
XR Peace, UK
'No First Use' pledge is the most important first step towards total elimination of nuclear weapons. The ultimate goal is the reduction and abolition of all types of weapon systems and to create a peaceful and prosperous world. Let us work towards creating a world without wars and self-destruction!
N.D.Jayaprakash
Delhi Science Forum. Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace. India
A Moral Imperative for all citizens of the World.
Patricia Murphy
International Philosophers for Peace, USA
As the use of nuclear weapons would be a crime against humanity and a violation of the principles and rules of international humanitarian law, any preparation for nuclear warfare constitutes a crime against the peace.
Meindert Stelling
President of the Dutch Foundation 'Tribunal for Peace'. Netherlands
We must educate the youth of the world about the current dangers of nine leaders, of nine countries, having the ability to destroy our civilization and the biodiversity of our precious Mother Earth via an intentional or mistaken launch of a nuclear war. We must abolish nuclear weapons from the face our planet forever.
Jean E Stevens
Director of the Taos Environmental Film Festival, USA
Violence solves nothing and deepens and broadens the problem.. Nuclear bombs would destroy problems by destroying humanity.
James R Kelly
Pax Christi, USA
Support it all for the continuation of our lives on this planet.
Janice Hawkins
WILPF-Des Moines Branch, USA
World Peace cannot be achieved until all nuclear weapons are destroyed on Earth.
Victor Koreyo
Abraham's Children Foundation, Nigeria
Military spending is bankrupting the United States, yet this issue is rarely raised in the corporate media. And our government plans to spend more than a trillion tax dollars on weapons which never can be used. This is happening when millions of people lack healthcare, and many million more live in poverty. SHAME!
Max Obuszewski
Founder, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, USA
There is no security in, or place for, Nuclear, biological and chemical weapons when COVID, natural disasters and human created environmental issues are already claiming so many lives and causing Worldwide disruption . NBC weapons states and all countries must redirect this funding right now!
Les Simm
Executive Director, International Forum For Understanding, UK
Killings of Women, Girls, old and young must stop.
Aisha Ahmed
Murna Foundation, Nigeria
As the Doomsday Clock ticks it is more urgent than ever to raise our voices and end nuclear madness forever.
Ramon Rafter
Independent consultant, Ireland
After I met Hibakusha in the hospitals of Hiroshima in 1984 near to 6.8. and 9.8. I will dedicate my life to help to abolish nuclear weapons and build stable peace After 1989 the governments and societies and scientists had the chance to invest into public health for all and environmental protection of the seas and water and ground and air, in stead of more nuclear and other mass destruction weapons and cyber war and small arms exports to Africa.I hope this appeal helps.
Eva Quistorp
World Future Council. Women for Peace. Germany
As part of our efforts to achieve a nuclear-weapons free world states should sign and ratify the UN treaty banning all Nuclear weapons
Erkki Tuomioja MP
Vice-chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland
If we don't get rid of nuclear weapons, they will get rid of us. "Don't give up! Keep moving, keep pushing! Crawl towards the light!" [Setsuko Thurlow]
Dr Hugh Hubbard
Yorkshire CND
NOVACT celebrates, this year, 20 years of dedicated work to support Nonviolence as the way forward to innovate societies and policies, prevent violence and defend Human Rights, promoting nonviolent methodologies in projects around the Mediterranean Basin. Disarmament is a fundamental aspect of our vision. Nuclear control and transformation of military power to social utility, is something we work for.
Simonetta Costanzo Pittaluga
Chair, International Institute for Active Nonviolence (NOVACT), Spain
With the devastation of climate catastrophe upon us, the world needs to come together and unite for survival. The existence of nuclear weapons threatens our only hope for the future. Enmity between nations is pointless. We are one species. It’s time we took care of all life on Earth.
Linda Pentz Gunter
International Specialist, Beyond Nuclear. USA
Peace should always be the highest value. Nuclear weapons should never be an option.
Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki
President, Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York. USA
Has our collective consciousness updated to accommodate our combined yet still uneven material progress and ecological catastrophe?
Rasigan Maharajh
Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, South Africa
I find the 2045-deadline somewhat on the conservative side; let's get to all 9 NWS and make them sit at the negotiating table asap.
Phon van den Biesen
Co-President, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. Netherlands
No one wins this game. Humans will loose all they have.
Sachdeepak s Arora
CEO, Project Management CoE. India
Use our resources to save people not kill them.
Margaret Hockey
Member, Quakers/ Society of Friends. New Zealand
Nuclear weapons of any size, for any reason can only hurry our destruction.
Nancy L Cowger
USA