Report: Online World Conference 2020

On April 25, 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, over one thousand activists across the peace, climate, and social movements gathered online to take part in the first ever virtual World Conference: Abolish Nuclear Weapons | Resist and Reverse Climate Change | For Social and Economic Justice.

Although the event was originally planned as an in-person conference in New York coinciding with the NPT Review conference, the energy and motivation was not lost through the virtual conference – which serves as a starting point for bringing a variety of movements together for a more peaceful, just, and responsible world.

Moderators: Binalakshmi Nepram (Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, CAFI, IPB Board Member) & Emily Rubino (Peace Action New York

The speakers included:

Sharron Burrow (ITUC Australia), Xiye Bastida (Fridays for Future, Mexico), Joseph Gerson (AFSC/CPDCS/IPB, US), Emad Kiyaei (IDG Group, Iran), Hiroshi Taka – (Gensuikyo, Japan), Rev. Liz Theoharis (Poor People’s Campaign, US), Dr. Carlos Umaña (IPPNW – Costa Rica), Reiner Braun (International Peace Bureau), and Izumo Nakamitsu (UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs).


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Watch the full conference video here.

Download the official conference statement here.

Read the Declaration from French mouvement “Le Mouvement de la Paix” to the world conference here.