Peace Boat honoring Gregoris Lambrakis in Piraeus
On May 2, 2013 Peace boat visited again Pireas honoring the memory of Gregoris Lambrakis, MD, MP and pioner of the Aninuclear and Peace movement, who was killed in a Peace ceremony 50 years ago. The Peace Boat also delivered a message of solidarity with the Greek people who suffer from the economical crisis.
Representatives of the boat, the director Yoshioka Tatsuya and Hibakushas Nobuko Suigino Kazumi Tsuisida were accepted in the Municipality of Pireas by the Vice Mayor Mr Anastasios Karles and deputee Mr Yiannis Kardaras who wellcome them.
The member of the Greek parliement Mr Theodoros Dritsas, Mr Panos Trigazis president of PADOP, Mr K. Foteinakis president of "Friends of Nature' and Maria Arvantiri Sotiropoulou President of the Greek Affiliate of IPPNW.
IPPNW Campaign begins in Iran
In a fine example of IPPNW's physician-to-physician diplomacy, an international IPPNW delegation has been meeting with campaigners and activists in Iran from November 12-15, including one high-profile event at the Tehran Peace Museum which has garnered local media attention. The delegation also visited Shahid Behesty University and area hospitals during their stay.
Mental Health Policy in Iraq since 2003
A Post-Invasion Analysis - report launch
Medact's report dedicated to Dr Jack Piachaud was launched at the 2012 AGM of the Iraqi Mental Health Forum UK, and in collaboration with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, on October 27th 2012. The meeting included presentations on the background and recommendations of the report, and on the activities of the Iraqi Mental Health Forum and the Iraq Sub-Committee of the Royal College of Psychatrists and their projects in Iraq.
Violence Prevention Alliance Launches Plan of Action 2012-2020
This week the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), of which IPPNW is an active member, launched the Global Campaign for Violence Prevention (GCVP)2012-2020. The VPA is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. This Plan aims to unify the efforts of the main actors in international violence prevention and identify a small set of priorities for the field. It was developed in response to a need for a plan of action identified by hundreds of violence prevention experts who convened at the September 2011 Fifth Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa and the April 2012 Violence Prevention Alliance meeting in Munich, Germany.
Appeal for a Denuclearized Middle East
Statement by IPPNW, the Bertrand Russell Foundation, International Globalisation Watch and Veterans for Peace
We are profoundly concerned about the threat of a new war in this region, this time on the pretext of Iran’s nuclear program. We seek to ensure that all diplomatic and political means be employed to resolve the crisis in the relations between Iran and the West on the basis of international law. We proclaim, once again, that there are no military solutions to international problems. We express our solidarity with the Syrian people and we support their right to decide freely and democratically for their future. We are strongly against plans for Libya-type military intervention in Syria.
No military action will prevent nuclear proliferation
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) opposes all military action against Iran’s nuclear program. Attacking Iranian facilities will cause widespread devastation, increase the risk of nuclear proliferation, and halt the chances for peace in the region. IPPNW urges all nations, and Israel and the United States in particular, to refrain from launching military strikes against Iran, and to work with the international community to resolve, through the many diplomatic and non-violent pathways that remain open, the legitimate concerns that Iran may be developing a nuclear weapons capability.
Calling All Health Professionals!
Sign IPPNW’s Petition to Help Pass a Global Arms Trade Treaty to Save Lives, Protect Health
If you are a medical or public health professional we need you to add your health voice to our new Medical Alert on Armed Violence petition to the United Nations to call for passage of a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). A delegation of IPPNW medical professionals will deliver the petition to the key negotiators at the UN during the ATT Review Conference in 2012.
Our goal is 25,000 health signatures and you can help.
A Conference for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East
Commentary on the importance of a common and inclusive approach for calming various tensions in the Middle East
With the war drums on Iran sounding again and the Arab Revolts following an arduous path, the question of a sustainable perspective for a conflict-ridden region remains to be dealt with. After all, the lack of both security and cooperation is an enduring malady plaguing the region.
No war on Iran
Online campaign of IPPNW Germany
The german section of IPPNW has launched an online campaign, addressing Catherine Ashton, European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The signatories call on Ashton, to start extensive diplomatic efforts with Iran, to prevent further escalation: "This includes on the one hand, the involvement of the USA, Russia, China and the Arab League, and on the other hand the implementation of such a strategy in the European Union itself." Take part in the campaign and send an email to Catherine Ashton.
Stop the killing in Libya
Medact sends letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
At the beginning of the present conflict in Libya, Medact supported the IPPNW statement calling for an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated end to the conflict. Since then Medact has written several times, and had a meeting with, the FCO's Libya Unit. They continue to be alarmed by the humanitarian consequences of the fighting in Libya, in which the UK armed forces are playing a significant role. Click here to see Medact's latest letter to the Libya Unit and do get in touch with them if you would like to be involved.
IPPNW recommends public health action plan to UN small arms meeting
As an NGO participant at the Fourth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS), which was convened to review implementation of the UN’s action plan to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, IPPNW had an opportunity to address the conference on Thursday, June 17, during a special civil society session.
Global Response 2010
International conference on violent conflict and health
The conference took place in Copenhagen from the 22nd to the 25th of January 2010 and we are happy to announce that is has been a great success and that we have received lots of positive feedback.
We are currently working in the upload of all material from the conference which will be made available to you during the coming month. Through the link below you can find abstracts, the official conference programm, links to themed issues of scientific journals and all press coverage from the conference. More will follow, including videos of all speaker, conference newsletters and the power point presentations of speakers. We are working on a final report which will be available online.
Basrah Epidemiology Study team meets in Turkey
Reliable cancer registry
Members of ICBUW and IPPNW-Germany have met with experts from the Basrah Cancer Research Group (BCRG) in Istanbul, Turkey for an update on the activities of an epidemiological study project in Basrah and to discuss future research plans, which will be funded partly by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Three experts from the BCRG attended the meeting held in Istanbul on July 13th and 14th, together with members of IPPNW-Germany and two German epidemiologists who have given scientific support to members of the Iraqi group.