[ONLINE] World Conference 2020

World Conference: Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; for Economic and Social Justice

Date: April 25, 2020
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT
Conference Agenda: Download here
Organizers’ Statement: Download here
Recording: Available here



In the context of the suffering and changes being wrought by the pandemic, the two- hour world conference focused on the continuing urgent need to abolish nuclear weapons and its relationship to stanching the climate emergency and challenging injustices which have left so many people marginalized and vulnerable.


Panel 1 |  Nuclear Weapons, Struggle for Abolition & the Current Moment

WADA Masako – Nihon Hidankyo – Japan (transcript)

Dr. Carlos Umaña – IPPNW – Costa Rica (transcript)

Xiye Bastide – Fridays for Future – USA (transcript)

Hiroshi Taka – Gensuikyo – Japan (transcript)

Joseph Gerson – AFSC/CPDCS – USA (transcript)

Panel 2 | Action Steps/Priorities

Rev. Liz Theoharis – Poor People’s Campaign – USA (transcript)

Emad Kiyaei – IGD Group – Iran (transcript)

Sharron Barrow – ITUC – Australia (transcript)

Reiner Braun – IPB – Germany (transcript)

TANAKA Terumi – Hidankyo – Japan (Report: Hibakusha Signature Appeal Campaign) (transcript)

NAKAMITSU Izumi – U.N. High Representative for Disarmament (transcript)


Full recording available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKUYU6xefhQ&fbclid=IwAR30Ym8CVAYGhU1kDRnTpL1mGokvnVqH0NJ9VlquHlDQIPG8MyVqIiV23ko