The Courage of Non-Violence against the Madness of Nuclear Arms

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16.10.2020-Pressenza Athens

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The Courage of Non-Violence against the Madness of Nuclear Arms

By Nikos Stergiou

On July 7, 2017, an almost decade-long, non-violent international mobilization of organizations and entities achieved one of the greatest victories of organized civil society at an international diplomatic level. It was the day that the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted by 2/3 of the member countries of the United Nations. Three years later, it has already been signed by 84 states, 46 of which have ratified it. There remain only 4 more for it to come into force.https://www.icanw.org/signature_and_ratification_status

It took a vast campaign and the mobilization of organizations, entities and citizens during more than a decade to achieve this result. This coordinated effort led to the creation of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. From the beginning…

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