14/04/2013 |

One hundred billion dollars for nuclear weapons; one billion people in extreme poverty

April 14, 2013 by IPB

GENEVA– Nine states spend over US$100 billion per year on their nuclear weapons, while projections indicate that by 2015 about one billion people will be living on an income of less than US$1.25 per day, the World Bank’s measure of extreme poverty. The use of those weapons would wreak havoc to the global economy, undermine sustainable development, and increase existing inequalities. Click to continue reading the  media release of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).