WILPF: Celebrating 30 years of nuclear-free Aotearoa/New Zealand - 1987-2017

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History is being made at the United Nations. The majority of governments, together with international organisations and civil society groups including WILPF, are gathering to start negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

It took incredible amounts of determination, creativity, and courage to get here. We have seen decades of activism against the bomb. Endless engagement with nuclear-armed states. The collection of baby teeth. Millions of people marching in the streets. Commitments made and broken. Pleas from survivors of nuclear weapons use and testing. Many, many conversations in various UN forums. Countless UN resolutions. Multiple joint statements.

Organised by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Devonport Peace Group.

Nuclear-Free Aotearoa/New Zealand reports

Mayor Phil Goff, minister in  the government which enacted the Nuclear-Free legislation in 1987
Maire Leadbeater,  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Professor David Robie, director of AUT's Pacific Media Centre and journalist on the last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior.
Ema Tagicakibau,  Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement
Richard Tong, Devonport Borough Councillor in 1981 - first borough to become NF
Devonport Takapuna board member  Mike Cohen

*    Devonport Song Choir

Bev Cormack,  Greenpeace deputy director in 1980s
Rev George Armstrong,  initiator of Peace Squadron
Lynn Hume,  Peace Squadron
Margaret Lawlor Bartlett, Visual Artists Against Nuclear Arms (VAANA)
Peter Lange/Margaret Lange
Society of Friends
Edwina Hughes
, Peace  Movement Aotearoa

* Choir

Pacific Media Centre presentation:
Saturday, June 10, 12.30pm-1pm

Where: The Depot, Devonport

More information:
Ruth Coombes