Below is a sample of endorsers for Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign and their supporting quotes. They include artists, musicians, sports stars, parliamentarians, mayors, business people, youth, and other recognised civil society leaders from around the world including laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize, Right Livelihood Award and Nuclear Free Future Award.
– Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
– Kehkashan Basu, World Future Council Youth Ambassador. Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize
– Ela Gandhi, Founder of the Gandhi Development Trust, Grand-daughter of Mohandas Gandhi
– Peter Garrett, lead singer for Midnight Oil, environmentalist, activist and former politician
It would cost only $11 billion to provide the world with clean water. It would cost only $2 billion to prevent armed conflict worldwide over 10 years.
Five of the world’s six largest arms dealers are the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council; this explains why efforts to curb the arms trade have so far failed.
Their time is up. War – part of the human experience for centuries – is neither necessary nor inevitable. It is now clear that we have the experience, the knowledge and the tools to prevent and resolve conflict.
– Scilla Elworthy, Founder of Peace Direct and Co-founder of Rising Women, Rising World
– Baroness Sue Miller, Member of the UK House of Lords
– Dr. Michael D. Knox, Chair, US Peace Memorial Foundation
– Uta Zapf, Former Chair of the German Parliament Sub-committee on Disarmament and Arms Control
– Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford, Past Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
– Thore Vestby, Vice-President, Mayors for Peace
– Ana Maria Gomes, MEP, Subcommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament
– Ellen Barfield, Vice President, Veterans for Peace
– Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute
– Eva Quistorp, Women for peace – Germany, former member of the European Parliament, House of the United Nations and Heinrich Böll Foundation.
– Dr. Ann Suellentrop , PeaceWorks and Physicians for Social Responsibility Kansas City (USA)
– Dr. Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor, Sunrise Program Channel 7,
Chairperson of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW)
– Mairead Maguire , Nobel Peace Laureate (l976)
– Rosemarie Pace, Ed.D., Director, Pax Christi Metro New York
– Dr. David C Hall, MD, past president (1997), Physicians for Social Responsibility
– Betty A. Reardon , Founding Director, International Institute on Peace Education
Co-founder, Global Campaign for Peace Education
– Petra Bayr, MP, Chairwoman of the Development Policy Subcommittee, Executive Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action
– Bill McKibben, 350.org
– Sergio Duarte, President of Pugwash and Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs
– Nnimmo Bassey, Former Chair of Friends of the Earth International, Time magazine Hero of the Environment 2009
– Luisa Neubauer, Climate and youth acitivst
– Colin Archer, Secretary-General, International Peace Bureau (1991 – 2016)
With 10 trillion $, we could be providing water and toilets for the whole planet for 1000 years. The money is there and we need to shift the priorities right now.
– Nhat Vuong, Founder, Water Inception
– Ilya Kursenko, Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Youth Group Member
Nuclear disarmament gives governments the financial freedom to tackle human security challenges that will define global politics in the twenty-first century.
– Curtis J. Raynold, Senior Advisor, The Hay Institute: Human Security in Practice. Former Secretary, UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
– Martin Vosseler, MD, Founder of PSR/IPPNW Switzerland, Co-founder of sun21
This is a scary new age of nuclear instability with cyberweapons that could attack nuclear control systems doubled with incompetent leaders of the world who have no regard for the future. We cannot afford another nuclear accident nor can we spend trillions on more nuclear weapons. Move The Nuclear Money is a much needed global campaign right now
– Tonya Pittman, JAG Model NYC
Count your blessings. Count the nuclear weapons money, with the hope that soon that kind of money may be used for human prosperity and survival, not annihilation.
Fact: On October 30, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted a new general comment No. 36 on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), on the right to life, which concludes that the threat or use of nuclear weapons is ‘incompatible with respect for the right to life’ and ‘may amount to a crime under international law.
– Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan, Philippines. President, 2010 NPT Review Conference
Nuclear armament is the opposite of security. Security means investing in education, in the fight against poverty and climate change. Billions of dollars are spent to produce nuclear weapons. Let’s make the world safer without them. We only have this one world.
– Christine Muttonen, PNND Co-President, Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE
– Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director, BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz
– Ibrahim Matola, Leader of the opposition United Democratic Front in the National Assembly of Malawi
I support moving money out of nuclear weapons and into environmental protection and peace as a matter of basic survival. Ideology and luxury have no room here. We do this or we die. The nuclear threat is as certain and urgent as the climate one and part of producing the climate one. Either we disarm or the arms eliminate us. It’s not a difficult choice.
– David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, and Campaign Coordinator, Roots Action
– Rev. Andreas Alexander Nordvang-Sandvold Fosby, President, Oslo No to Nuclear Weapons, and member of the Norwegian Peace Council