Nobel Peace Laureates Summit stresses the urgent need to prevent nuclear war
September 24, 2019
“As Nobel Peace Laureates we have repeatedly warned of the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war and are compelled to do so once again.” This week Nobel Peace Laureates and Peace Laureate Organisations gathered at 17th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Yucatán, Mexico. In Make Your Mark For Peace, the final declaration of the summit, the Laureates and Laureate organisations set out a list of priorities for nuclear disarmament and demilitarisation, including a resounding endorsement for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
During the summit, members of ICAN’s steering group Maria Eugenia Villareal (SEHLAC) and Ira Helfand (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985) spoke passionately about the catastrophic threat posed by nuclear weapons, the role of civil society must play in ending them, and the importance of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The entire panel “Four priorities for Nuclear Disarmament” can be viewed below: