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Mainstream, VOL LX No 15, New Delhi, April 2, 2022

Open Letter From Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Citizens of the World Against War and Nuclear Weapons

Friday 1 April 2022

We reject war and nuclear weapons. We call on all our fellow citizens of the world to join us in protecting our planet, home for all of us, from those who threaten to destroy it.

The invasion of Ukraine has created a humanitarian disaster for its people. The entire world is facing the greatest threat in history: a large-scale nuclear war, capable of destroying our civilization and causing vast ecological damage across the Earth.

We call for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of all Russian military forces from Ukraine, and for all possible efforts at dialogue to prevent this ultimate disaster.

We call on Russia and NATO to explicitly renounce any use of nuclear weapons in this conflict, and we call on all countries to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to ensure that we never again face a similar moment of nuclear danger.

The time to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons is now. It is the only way to guarantee that the inhabitants of the planet will be safe from this existential threat.

It is either the end of nuclear weapons, or the end of us.

We reject governance through imposition and threats, and we advocate for dialogue, coexistence and justice.

A world without nuclear weapons is necessary and possible, and together we will build it. It is urgent that we give peace a chance.

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Signatories list of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates:

  • His Holiness The Dalai Lama (1989)
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985)
  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2017)
  • Juan Manuel Santos (2016)
  • Kailash Satyarthi (2014)
  • Leymah Gbowee (2011)
  • Tawakkul Karman (2011)
  • Muhammad Yunus (2006)
  • David Trimble (1998)
  • Jody Williams (1997)
  • Jose Ramos-Horta (1996)
  • Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (1995)
  • ├ôscar Arias S├ínchez (1987)
  • Lech Walesa (1983)
  • American Friends Service Committee (1947)
  • International Peace Bureau (1910)

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With hope and determination,

Michael, Chuck, Molly, Carlos, Huiting, Nax, Luis and the rest of the IPPNW and Avaaz team

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