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‘Humanitarian Diplomacy’ Fights Nukes

Nuclear Abolition News | IPSPhoto From the Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons | Credit: Mari Nordmo, MFA Norwegian

By JAMSHED BARUAH

OSLO (IPS) - For the first time, ‘humanitarian diplomacy’ is being deployed to drive home the need for banning nukes – though under the self-imposed exclusion of the P5, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, who own a crushing majority of the 19,000 nuclear weapons capable of destroying the world many times over. [P] ARABIC | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

ICAN Resolved to Ban Nukes

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN

By RAMESH JAURA

OSLO (IDN) - A global movement to outlaw nuclear weapons is in the making with significant support from Norway, which is protected by the U.S. nuclear umbrella as a member of the 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This emerged from a two-day ICAN Civil Society Forum in Oslo. [P] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN

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