World doctors urgently call on all states to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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IPPNW board chair Bjorn Hilt (left) with WMA president Yoshitake Yokokura, in Riga for the 209th WMA Council meeting.

Medical doctors of the World Medical Association (WMA) met in Riga in Latvia at the end of April for their 209th Council meeting. I was privileged to be there as an invited guest to represent IPPNW and to discuss a proposed revised statement on nuclear weapons. The meeting issued an immediate Council resolution that focused on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and protested against the so-called modernization of nuclear weapons. The WMA urged all states to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

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