The Urgency of Disarmament: International Action to Prevent Nuclear Confrontations and War

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Date(s) - Wednesday - Nov 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Treaty for Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a critically important vehicle in the struggle to prevent nuclear war and to create a nuclear weapons-free world.

The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2MSP) will be held at the United Nations New York Headquarters on November 27 to December 1. Our office, in collaboration with international peace and disarmament organizations, is preparing a series of special activities to support civil society efforts to push Member States to strengthen the TPNW’s implementation, making sure that the perspectives of women, LGBTQ+ people, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities are included in the discussions and decision-making processes.

We invite you the join us on November 29th, online or in person, for a uniquely important civil society forum to respond to the urgency of the moment.

This event which will feature:

  • Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Hibakusha and co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
  • Reiner Braun, International Peace Bureau
  • Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
  • Molly McGinty, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War
  • Tom Unterrainer, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
  • Sharon Dolev, Middle East Treaty Organization
  • Gaku Kogosuri, Gensuikyo (Japan Council against A- & H-Bombs)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Scandinavia House, 2nd floor – 58 Park Avenue (between 38th and 37th), New York or via Zoom.


Organized by: International Peace Bureau, Peace Action New York State, Brooklyn For Peace, and Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Rosa Luxemburg Stitung–New York Office.