Honoring the nations who have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons January 18, 2022 at 10:00am - 5pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) Robert Emmet Park Embassy Row 2400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, D.C., DC 20008 United States Contact person: Dr. James Wagner

Hosted by: Multiple groups, including: Physicians for Social Responsibility (USA), Peace Action (USA), Pax Christi USA, CODEPINK, Prevent Nuclear War Maryland, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area, World BEYOND War, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (Poulsbo, WA)

As 22 January 2022 nears, American peace organizations are collaborating to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the ratification and entry into force of the U. N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty, ratified by 59 nations, unequivocally prohibits all nuclear weapons-associated activities by the ratifying nations, including the possession of nuclear weapons, and the engagement in nuclear weapons-related research and testing, for all time.

Members of our collaborating groups will hand-deliver colorful certificates of appreciation “for moral and exemplary leadership” to the Washington DC embassies of the nations which have already ratified the TPNW, and we also plan to present each embassy with a single rose as a further token of our gratitude. Dozens of N95-masked volunteers will be gathering with UN flags and nuclear disarmament banners at 10 am at Robert Emmet Park before forming teams to make the deliveries to the embassies.

For additional information contact:  Dr. Gwen Dubois, 410-615-0717, [email protected] and Richard J. Ochs, 443-846-6638, [email protected]