No Money for Nuclear Weapons: 16-22 September

There are 82.9 billion other things money could buy 

Nuclear weapons programmes divert public funds from health care, education, disaster relief and other vital services. The nuclear-armed countries spend more than $150,000 per minute on their nuclear bombs, over $80 billion each year. Meanwhile, the companies producing these weapons of mass destruction and their investors make billions in profit each year. That is why, from September 16 to 22, 2024 people all around the world are coming together with one clear message:  “No Money for Nuclear Weapons!”

What can I do?

Nuclear weapons affect all of us, so it’s up to all of us to push back against the absurd sums of money wasted on nuclear weapons. And this week of action is an opportunity for all of us to speak out, together. There will be many different ways to get involved and take action, so use the buttons below to navigate through our resources and events, or RSVP to receive updates as we develop them. 

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Why do we need a week of action? 

Nuclear weapons are the only devices ever created that have the capacity to destroy all complex life forms on Earth. It would take less than 0.1% of the explosive yield of the current global nuclear arsenal to bring about devastating agricultural collapse and widespread famine. Nuclear-armed states' decision to divert public resources from health care and other urgent social needs to weapons of mass destruction is unconscionable. Nuclear weapons produce health consequences that span generations. No meaningful disaster relief is possible even to those who survive the immediate nuclear blast.

One year of nuclear weapons spending could…..

  • Convert more than 16.5 million homes to solar power

  • Secure a year of clean water & sanitation for 1.2 billion people

  • Hire 1.5 million high school science teachers

  • Vaccinate 2 billion people against coronavirus

  • Pay for ⅓ of the costs for climate change adaptation in developing countries 

and so much more. Get the facts here