Nuclear Abolition Day: June 25
In over 22 countries actions are set to take place in support of Nuclear Abolition Day. People are adding their voices to the movement through street demonstrations, vigils, concerts, and tweetups. The first Nuclear Abolition Day was in 2010, following the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference between the United States, France, Russia, The United Kingdom, and China. At this Conference, world leaders agreed to accelerate disarmament initiatives.
This year’s Nuclear Abolition Day will also increase public awareness and political support before the follow-up meeting to the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. From June 29-30, the same 5 countries will meet to discuss nuclear arms. With 20,000 nuclear weapons still in existence today, world leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon have added their support to the cause. On June 25th, you can too. The Day was created by ican, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Learn the arguments in support of a Nuclear Weapons Convention