Learn About Nuclear Weapons is a site for those who want to learn more about nuclear weapons and is designed to help you find basic information about what nuclear weapons are and everything that goes with them. Nuclear weapons are a complex subject and our aim with this page is to try and give you an overview so that you can form an understanding.
Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons
Learn About Nuclear Weapons is owned and managed by the organisation Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons, which was founded in 1981 and is a non-profit and politically independent organisation with nearly 2500 physicians and medical students as members. Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons is part of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons is also part of ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. ICAN was the driving force behind the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted on 7 July 2017. ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
The main purpose of Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons is to spread knowledge about the humanitarian and medical consequences of nuclear weapons and to contribute to this knowledge through scientific research. The aim is to strengthen opinion against nuclear weapons, so that nuclear war is prevented. We therefore work with spread information, opinion and advocacy work towards the public, decision-makers and the media.
United Nations Association of Sweden
Learn About Nuclear Weapons is supported by and run in cooperation with the United Nations Association of Sweden (UNA-Sweden).
UNA-Sweden is a non-profit organisation and a Swedish people’s movement that works to bring together individuals and organisations in a common effort for a better world and a stronger and better United Nations.
The organisation has around 5 000 individual members organised in local UN associations across the country and is also an umbrella organisation for over 70 national affiliated organisations. UNA-Sweden also cooperate with over 30 upper secondary schools, so-called certified UN schools.
The UN Association of Sweden works broadly with UN-related issues that promote sustainable development, human rights and peace, security and disarmament.
Disarmament issues have been on the UN’s agenda since its birth at the end of the Second World War. UNA-Sweden works for states to live up to their commitments under the Non-Proliferation Treaty and for states to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Apart from being active in favour of nuclear disarmament UNA-Sweden also work against anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions.
UNA-Sweden Is a member of the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA) and a partner organisation to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).