International Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World
April 24-26, New York City
The International Peace & Planet Mobilization, held on the eve of the NPT Review Conference, was organized on the basis of five themes:
- Nuclear weapons abolition
- Move the money (cutting military spending to prevent wars and fund essential human needs);
- Climate change and environmental justice;
- The new era of global military tensions and wars; and
- Racism and militarism.
International Conference – April 24-25, NYC
Through plenaries and workshops, the Conference Program served to share information and analyses, build and further integrate our movements for the longer term, and increase our impact on the NPT Review Conference. Over 600 people from dozens of organization around the country and world attended.
On April 26, the day before the 2015 NPT Review Conference begins, we gathered by the thousands in New York City for an international rally and march to the United Nations. Activists from around the world – including over a thousand from Japan, as well as Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) – to mark our demands for a nuclear-free, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Thousands gathered for speeches, music, conversation, and sharing with their banners, chants, hope, and creativity to impact the diplomats and political leaders in New York for the NPT Review Conference and to build and reinforce our movements. Recognizing the interconnected human and moral imperatives of abolishing nuclear weapons, ending and preventing wars, ensuring economic and social justice, achieving racial equity and the demilitarization of police, and addressing climate change and environmental degradation, we are committed to strenthening the linkages in order to build broader, more issue-integrated movements for the long term.