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  IPS Honours Crusader for Nuclear Abolitio  
  UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 2014 (IPS)  


Jayantha Dhanapala was awarded the IPS International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament Monday at the United Nations in New York.

Dhanapala, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs until 2003, has remained committed to the goal of a nuclear weapons-free world since leaving his post, presiding since 2007 over the Nobel Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

“A nuclear weapon-free world can and must happen in my lifetime,”Dhanapala told attendees at an official ceremony sponsored by the Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International.


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  Photos from the 58th Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs held in Hague from 17-20 April 2009  

Photos of Pugwash President Jayantha Dhanapala and Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
visit policymakers in Washington, DC,
April 27-29, 2009
to discuss nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation




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