Medical Association for Prevention of War urges health professionals, students, professional associations, and health organisations to sign our statement urging an Australian commitment to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Hundreds of individual health professionals across Australia have signed our call for the Australian government to sign and ratify this historic treaty.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, the Public Health Association of Australia, the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and Doctors for the Environment (Australia) – representatives of hundreds of thousands of health professionals – have signed the MAPW organisation statement.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) have released a statement in support of the UN treaty.
Globally, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, World Medical Association, International Council of Nurses, and World Federation of Public Health Associations have endorsed the treaty.
In December 2018, the Australian Labor Party National Conference made an historic commitment to sign the Treaty when next in government – but we’re not there yet. To make the treaty binding in Australia, much work remains to be done.
Health professionals have the power and obligation to protect the community from the risk posed by nuclear weapons. Please add your signature to our statement now.