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Towards the elimination of nuclear weapons

21-12-2011 Interview

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons. At the 2011 Council of Delegates, 186 National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) adopted a resolution, as Peter Herby, head of the ICRC's Arms Unit, explains.

Why is the ICRC calling for an end to nuclear weapons?

"the most destructive weapon ever invented"

 

 

What impact could the resolution have?

"new nuclear disarmament debate"

 

 

Why call for the elimination of nuclear weapons now?

"the world is at a turning point"

 

 

What are the chances of success?

"you have a responsibility to act"

 

 

 

 

Working towards the elimination of nuclear weapons