In examining the issue of nuclear weapons, it is always important to remember their humanitarian consequences. This is not an abstract theory – it is a real threat.
ICAN closing statement to the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
February 14, 2014
[Ray Acheson of WILPF’s Reaching Critical Will project and a member of ICAN’s International Steering Group, read the following statement during the closing session of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Nayarit, Mexico.]
I am speaking on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a coalition of over 350 organisations in 90 countries.
We have been given over the past two days a chilling reminder of what nuclear weapons are, and what they do.
They do not bring security. They bring death and destruction on a scale that cannot be justified for any reason.
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