Preventing Nuclear War and working for a Nuclear-Free World
Nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to all life on earth and sap resources required for sustainable development. Our work for nuclear disarmament looks at nuclear risk reduction, disarmament and economic conversion, and advances effective policies through partnerships, education, youth engagement, advocacy and public awareness.
Engaging People, Raising Awareness
We engage with parliamentarians, as well as young people and activists. We raise awareness, create synergies, and build cooperation between legislators, experts, and civil society.
Divest the Nuclear Money
The money and ressources spent on (nuclear) armament must be diverted to sustainable causes: climate protection, poverty eradication, creating jobs, and much more.
Climate Action and Human Rights
Nuclear weapons violate international human rights law. We highlight the nexus between the threat from nuclear weapons, human rights, the climate crisis, poverty, and other global crises.
NoFirstUse Global is a platform and a network of organisations, academics, policy makers and civil society advocates working cooperatively for adoption of no-first-use policies by nuclear-armed States, support for such policies from nuclear allied and non-nuclear countries, and the implementation of such policies to help achieve broader nuclear risk-reduction, non-proliferation and disarmament goals.
Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights
The UN Human Rights Committee was clear: the threat or use of nuclear weapons is incompatible with the Right to Life. This programme highlights the ways in which the production, testing use and threat to use nuclear weapons violate international human rights law, and to use the UN Human Rights bodies to challenge policies of the nuclear armed and allied states.
Youth Fusion: Engaging youth
Youth Fusion is a global network of young professionals and campaigners which WFC helped establish and continues to co-host from our Basel and Prague offices. Most WFC Peace and Disarmament events are run as inter-generational events in cooperation with Youth Fusion. Most of our public and social media actions – such as the #3DNukeMissile, Don’t even THINK about starting a nuclear war, and Move the Nuclear Weapons Money memes – are also done in cooperation with Youth Fusion. In 2022, Youth Fusion won the Gorbachev-Shultz Legacy Youth Award
PNND: Engaging parliamentarians
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians nationally and internationally to share resources and information, develop cooperative strategies and engage in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues, initiatives and arenas.
A guide to parliamentary action in support of disarmament for security and sustainable development
Disarmament is vital to achieving crucial peace, development and security goals. The 2013 Future Policy Award celebrates policies that have distinctly advanced sustainable disarmament.
VIDEOS & MEDIA
Nuclear Games is a new and innovative educational platform about the risks and human impact of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Youth Fusion, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility Switzerland and the Basel Peace Office will facilitate its distribution and promotion, including the organisation of virtual screening events and other activities.
The platform contains a 65-minute long animated documentary, a series of short manga stories and an interactive “web-documentary.”
The Bread Tank
In 2011 global military spending amounted to $1.74 trillion – despite the fact that 1 billion people suffer from hunger, still more have no access to safe water or adequate health care and education. Disarmament is a necessary condition for sustainable development. At Rio+20 in June 2012 we presented a bread tank to underline the realistic possibility of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty by redirecting military spending. Watch our film and follow the bread tank on its journey through Rio!
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