The Exhibition “Everything You Treasure” Held at IPPNW World Congress 2017

From September 4 to 6 at the University of York, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and Medact brought together health professionals and peace activists to debate, educate and advocate on conflict and global insecurity at “Health Through Peace 2017”—a whole day event with lots of motivational speakers, educational workshops and poster exhibitions. As part of the congress, the exhibition “Everything You Treasure—For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons” was shown at the main hall where the congress was taking place. The exhibition was created jointly by SGI and ICAN.

The opening event of the exhibition was held on the morning of September 4 with about a hundred participants attending. At this opening, John Loretz, Program Director of IPPNW, made a brief statement in which he stressed that the exhibition not only provided scientific data and information regarding the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons but also cast the important question of what each of us treasures and the reasons why we must eliminate such weapons of mass destruction. He was followed by Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, who shared her thoughts on the role of civil society in bringing back the face of humanity to the discourse on nuclear disarmament.