18th World Congress ends

NEW DELHI, WEDNESDAY. The 18th World Congress of the International Physicians for Prevention of War concluded on Tuesday; the newly elected Board met on Wednesday. The Congress had a record attendance of over 600, half of whom were students or young doctors.

MAPW continues to play major role in international body

NEW DELHI: Australia's leading role in IPPNWi, the global organisation campaigning against nuclear and other weapons, was recognised yesterday with the election of MAPW's Tilman Ruff to the IPPNWi Board. Dr Ruth Mitchell is also on the board as a representative of the South East Asia and Pacific Region.

Peace needs social justice

The peace movement must link peace with social justice, writer Susan George told the IPPNWi World Congress in Delhi today.

Students highlight small arms deaths at Delhi conference

NEW DELHI: There are 500 million small arms in the world today, and they are the weapons of choice in most wars today, Indian student Arhinav Singh told the Medical Students Congress of IPPNWi yesterday. 90% of those killed by these weapons were civilians, and 80% of these were women and children, he said.

Australian students speak at opening of Delhi meeting

NEW DELHI: Australian medical students were strongly represented at the opening of the IPPNWi international Student Congress this morning. Outgoing International Student Representative Ruth Mitchell, a recent graduate of Flinders Medical School (SA) welcomed 200 students from around the world.

Thanks to all our website workers

Thanks to the many people who have helped create this new website. MAPW members willingly gave up their time to share their views on the style and content they wanted. A dozen student members donated part of their summer break to check and categorise pages from our old website. A generous donation funded some of the costs, along with many hundreds of volunteer hours.

Oslo conference: Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

The Government of Norway, with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Hoover Institution, convened an international conference on Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, in Oslo on 26 – 27 February 2008.

The new MAPW website launched!

The Medical Association for Prevention of War proudly announced the launch of its new website today.

The website was revamped after extensive consultation with MAPW members and the broader community. It is now a vital resource and information portal. We invite you to explore the new site, learn about some of the many issues MAPW addresses and join or donate to the organisation.

IPPNW Congress begins in India March 8 - 11

The International Physicians for Prevention fo Nuclear War (IPPNWi) will hold their 18th World Congress from  the 9-11 March 2008 in Delhi, India. The IPPNWi international student conference will take place from 7-8 March.

Our World in Crisis? 10-week course

MAPW Victoria is proud to once again support this excellent 10-week course which studies our increasingly complex and globalising world, and Australia's place in it.