Mar 18, 2014 this report contains detailed information about what happened at the recently concluded conference in nayarit, an evaluation from ippnws perspective, and recommendations for concrete actions by ippnw affiliates for the remainder of this year. Japan public broadcasting features ippnw in hiroshima. Ira helfand addresses 2014 nobel peace laureates summit. Records of physicians for social responsibility, dg 175, acc. A comprehensive view of the effects of the atomic bomb, covering a broad spectrum of areasdiplomacy, foreign policy. Mapw has contributed to ippnw almost since its inception, hosting the th ippnw world congress in melbourne in 1998. Since the 1st ippnw world congress, jppnw has sent delegates to every world congress. International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war 1985. Shizuteru usui, jppnw published one day in hiroshima. Provides a bibliography of printed books, articles, and other research materials.
Affiliates interested in hosting a future world congress should submit. Ippnws first world congress is held in airlie, virginia, and is attended by 80 physicians from 12 countries. The bomb in this books title is the nuclear bomb, a. I very much wish i could be with you at what i know will be a crucial event. Without a single nuclear weapon being detonated in conflict since the end of world war ii, thousands of square miles of land have become. The guide told us that only two weeks after the bombing of hiroshima did a group from the swiss government decide to begin a study of the possibilities of switzerland to build nuclear weapons. Details on how to register are on the attached poster.
Alternatively, you can purchase copies of various types through library of congress duplication services. That we never forget, is a compilation of the english language components of four books which were first published in japanese and english. The following sessions in the program are open to public, and appointments are not necessary. Oxford university press usa publishes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, childrens books, business books, dictionaries, reference books, journals, text books and more. Ira helfand, md ippnw copresident massachusetts, usa dr. Helfand is a cofounder and past president of physicians for social responsibility psr, ippnws us affiliate. I visited the united states and made a speech as prime minister. The first use of nuclear weapons was met with considerable approval by people in different parts of the world. He has spoken widely on the medical effects of nuclear war in the united states, the former soviet union, india. The idpd activists have been participating in various world congresses of the ippnw. Ippnw north asia conference opens in hiroshima with desire to. No part of this book maybe reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means. Global health policy summit hosted by the imperial college london and qatar foundation.
Oct 09, 2010 at the recent ippnw world congress at basel we visited the historical museum of the town. The program will trace the steps of hiroshimas legacy and share the experiences of the hibakushathose who survived that infamous day. Hiroshima, japan 24 august 2012 on the historic occasion of ippnw s 20 th world congress, we are witnessing a sea change in global demand for a world free of. The book is translated into several languages and is used at leading medical schools worldwide. The health and humanitarian case for banning and eliminating nuclear weapons. The german affiliate is an active member of the global network abolition 2000. Mtonga is a general practitioner with a special interest in diabetes, injury prevention, and health and development issues. Presents information related to hiroshima, japan and the atomic bombing of hiroshima, in 1945 during world war ii. Ippnw copresident ira helfand talks about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear war and the new humanitarian initiative for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Hiroshima and nagasaki beckon nuke free world other news. On august 6, 1945, the worlds first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, a city that served as a supply center for the japanese military dictatorship during world war ii. To commemorate the 20th ippnw world congress, jppnw has decided to upload this book on the website of the hiroshima prefectural medical association so that it will be linked to the ippnw website to reach a global readership.
International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war is an international organization of doctors and medical sector employees awarded with the nobel peace prize in 1985 for promoting competent information on the catastrophic consequences of atomic warfare. This is the ninth such conference and the first held in hiroshima since 2009. From hiroshima to future generations international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war hiroshima, japan 24 august 2012 on the historic occasion of ippnws 20th world congress, we are witnessing a sea change in global demand for a world free of nuclear weapons and free of the threat they pose to human. Some images display only as thumbnails outside the library of congress because of rights considerations, but you have access to larger size images on site. Sixtyfive years ago, the hibakusha, abomb survivors, experienced the inhumanity of the atomic bombings and the end of the world. More than 400 participants from the uk and from ippnws global network of affiliates gathered at york university for three days of indepth discussions about the new treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, the. World congresses are hosted by national ippnw affiliates, who share responsibility with.
Nuclear issues have continued to be a major part of our work. A 19member delegation participated 16th world congress of ippnw at beijing in september 2004. Ninth world congress of international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war. It is my great honor to send a message to the 19 th ippnw world congress in basel, switzerland. And as kaplan, slate s nationalsecurity correspondent, makes clear in his fine, impressively researched book, those stakes are still with us.
As i sat reading john herseys recounting of individual experiences in his book hiroshima on the. Pressenza is in york, in the north of england, to cover the health through peace conference organised by medact, the uk affiliate of the international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war. The 9th ippnw world congress took place in hiroshima and nagasaki in 1989, and we were honored to host the 20th ippnw world congress. Obamas words at the hiroshima peace memorial in japan. A brief history of the new zealand affiliate of ippnw 1982. Requests for hiroshima and nagasaki doctors, for instance, became more critical than ever when there was the chernobyl nuclear reactor core meltdown in ukraine in 1986. Voices from hiroshima and nagasaki hiroshima and nagasaki. Ippnw returns to hiroshima for its 20th world congress, where hundreds of health professionals and activists from over 30 countries discuss the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and learn about icans plan to campaign for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
New views on human, global and national security report from an international ippnw and peace researchers seminar. This book contains twentytwo testimonies of dentist survivors and their rescue work in hiroshima. International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war. International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war ippnw is a nonpartisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned people who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world free from the threat of nuclear annihilation. A final decision on the parallel uranium conference in mombasa is yet to be made. First held in 1997, the ippnw north asia regional conference seeks to promote mutual understanding among japan, china, south korea, north korea, and mongolia. Nuclear war page 3 ground zero center for nonviolent action. Dennis kucinich has called apocalypse never a book that explains in. The englishlanguage version of the exhibition was first launched at the 20th world congress of the international physicians for the prevention of nuclear war ippnw in hiroshima in 2012.
Readers were shocked by john herseys description of the hiroshima bomb in the new yorker in 1946. Films and photographs of the destruction of hiroshima and nagasaki, as well as medical data, were confiscated by american authorities. Ninth world congress of international physicians for the. If an image is displaying, you can download it yourself. The book is translated into several languages and is used at leading medical schools. The congress attracts press coverage, generates scientific research, and provides the foundation for building an international movement. The nobel peace organization international physicians for the prevention of nuclear. With this in mind, and along with a particular need to raise awareness amongst the young people of the world, a new book has now been published. Nayarit report malaysian physicians for peace and social. An oral history and has distributed as a project of jppnw to abolish nuclear weapons.
The shift from the role played by hiroshima and nagasaki in japan to their role in the world has become more evident since the late 1980s. Lown developed the direct current defibrillator for. Provision of information material about chernobyl for interested readers links on the ippnwwebsite, a power point presentation and book recommendations. Jul 22, 2016 a team from nhk world tv in tokyo recently visited ippnw in connection with a onehour special they are producing to mark the 71 st anniversary of the atomic bombing of hiroshima. Medical students at the 18th ippnw world congress in delhi. A gallup poll of august 8, 1945, shortly after the atomic bombing of hiroshima, found that 85 percent of american respondents favored using atomic bombs on japanese cities. The 12 kiloton bomb dropped on hiroshima in 1945 caused total obliteration. Updating the debate on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons. Offers access to a collection of postwar photographs showing monuments, citizens, and articles that were present at the time of the atomic explosion. Never againhiroshima and nagasakis 70th anniversary. Ippnwgermany, in cooperation with the society for radiation protection, published an extensive study about the health consequences of the catastrophe in chernobyl. The 20th ippnw world congress attended the meeting as a plenary speaker in the session world without structural violence and human security. However, britain is maintaining its 200 nuclear warheads, patrolling the world seas on its four vanguard submarines each one with more firepower than hundreds of hiroshima bombs. The organization mayors for peace was created by the cities of hiroshima and nagasaki in 1982 to bring together cities around world in favor of the total abolition of nuclear weapons.
International physicians for the prevention of nuclear war ippnw, world medical association wma, world federation of public health associations wfpha, international council of nurses icn. Ippnw world congresses are important opportunities for health professionals, medical students, and activists to share information and strategies related to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the prevention of armed violence. It contains the testimonies of hibakusha, the victims of the atomic bombs dropped. A photo taken at the world congress of ippnw in 2000. We have actively opposed the expansion of the nuclear fuel chain. The english version was published for the occasion of the ippnw ninth world congress held in hiroshima in 1989. The 9th ippnw world congress took place in hiroshima and nagasaki in 1989, and we were honored to host the 20th ippnw world congress again in hiroshima in 2012. Lown developed the direct current defibrillator for cardiac resuscitation and the cardioverter for correcting rapid disordered heart rhythms, and introduced a new use for the drug lidocaine to control heartbeat disturbances. Ippnws first world congress is held in airlie, virginia, and is attended by 80.
Ippnw recognizes the two existential threats to our planet and all of humanity nuclear weapons and climate change. Ippnw are also here in force to hold their world congress. Hiroshima, 710 october 1989, nagasaki, 1112 october 1989. Mar 10, 2016 the conference will then close after adopting the hiroshima declaration. Bernard lown born june 7, 1921 is the original developer of the direct current defibrillator and the cardioverter. The ippnw congress in mombassa, may 2529, 2020, will be the first ippnw world congress ever on the african continent. Deadly gold of the nuclear age islands of formidable destruction and danger and new problems for genera tions to come the legacy of decades of nuclear weapons production and testing.1034 373 909 397 563 1568 1341 1601 1455 1578 1313 1043 997 358 929 1106 1433 1034 42 336 993 1329 965 354 1591 970 663 1359 938 677 583 20 1098 176 558 192