Red Cross calls for a total ban on nuclear weapons
On 8th of February 2019, the Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons & also gave warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. For this burning issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a global campaign to raise awareness about the rising nuclear threat facing the world. The notonukes.org campaign comes after the United States and Russia announced to abandon the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)Treaty. The campaign aims to encourage people to lobby their governments to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has so far been signed by 70 nations and ratified by 21.
Topics: Aftermath of war • International Committee of the Red Cross • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement • Law by country • Nobel laureates • Nuclear warfare • Nuclear weapon • Nuclear weapons convention • Politics by country • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons • United Nations General Assembly observers