International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

Association internationale des médecins pour la prévention de la guerre nucléaire
Asociación Internacional de Médicos para la Prevención de la Guerra Nuclear

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6 Dec 1980, Geneva (Switzerland), during a meeting of physicians from USA and USSR. Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.


Abolish nuclear weapons; focus international attention on the medical consequences of nuclear and conventional war and the nuclear arms race; promote alternative means to conflict resolution and peace through health action.

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Disseminates medical and scientific data on effects of nuclear and conventional war and the arms race. Conducts global campaign in support of abolition of nuclear weapons, mine ban treaty and small arms and light weapons. Regional Symposia on the effects of militarism on health, development and the environment. Regional Conferences in Africa, Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and South Asia; Medical Student Conferences. Received, 30 Oct 1984, UNESCO 'Education for Peace Prize' and, 1985, 'Nobel Peace Prize'. Set up: FHI360-SATELLIFE; Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP). With IPB and IALANA, instrumental in setting up World Court Project (WCP), full title: World Court Project on Nuclear Weapons and International Law.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 28 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 59 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Prevention
  • Health Care
    • Physicians
  • Defence
    • War

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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