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).
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.