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Oct 26, 2022

The threat of nuclear way is looming large once gain. What does this mean? Ira Helfand, MD is co-chair of the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). He is also a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)’s International Steering Committee. He is a co-author of PSR’s report, Nuclear Famine: 2 Billion at Risk?, which outlines the global health consequences of regional nuclear war. Dr. Helfand has addressed national delegations at international conferences across the globe and at U.N. General Assembly negotiations in 2017.

This program was sponsored by the A.D. Robertson Fund for the United Nations in honor of 77th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies. The Rotary Representative Network maintains and furthers its relationship with several UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies.