15.781 signatures of the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World were handed over to to the President of the 8th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Libran N. Cabactulan by INES Program Director Reiner Braun on May 4th, 2010.
The INES campaign "Scientists for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World" had started on August 6th, 2009 (Hiroshima Day).
49 first signatories, 31 of them Nobel Laureates, supported the campaign and gave it a remarkable start. For at least 25 years, there has been no comparable campaign supported by so many prominent members of the scientific community and beyond.
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February 15, 2010
International Coalition of over 250 Groups Launches Campaign Calling on Obama and World Leaders to Begin Negotiations to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
May UN non-proliferation treaty review conference is focal point for international organizing
New York– On today’s seventh anniversary of the largest peace demonstration in world history—the historic February 15, 2003 mobilization against the US-led war on Iraq that saw 12 million people around the world march for peace-- an international network of more than 250 organizations publicly launched a campaign to press US President Barack Obama and other world leaders to initiate negotiations to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.
The coalition, organizing under the banner “For Peace and Human Needs: Disarmament Now!” calls for negotiations on ridding the planet of the scourge of nuclear weapons to begin at or before the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) at the United Nations in New York City this May.
“Representatives of the world’s governments will gather at the UN for nearly a month, to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime,” said Dr. Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC.)
Mobilizing Call of the NPT Review 2010: