IPS participated in the Exhibition “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Towards a World Free from Nuclear Weapons”, now being shown in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, during the period 13-23 March, 2013.
The exhibition -the first ever in an Arab country– has been organised by the Tokyo-based non-governmental civil society association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), with the support of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), together with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Manama, the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat), and Inter Press Service (IPS).
The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition –which is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister of Bahrain– highlights the devastating effects of nuclear weapons use and examines the need to abolish nuclear weapons from the perspective of human security.
The Exhibition was inaugurated following a full week of intensive activities in Oslo, Norway, during the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.
Nuclear weapons –the most inhuman and destructive of all tools of war– are at the peak of a pyramid of violence in this increasingly interdependent world.
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