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Governments will meet at the United Nations over four weeks in April-May 2015 for the five-yearly review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Civil society is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination – a requirement of the NPT.

The Global Wave will involve a simple public action in cities around the world in a timed fashion over 24 hours just before the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York. Starting at a major peace rally in New York on April 26, and then proceeding westward through each time zone every hour, humanity will ‘Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons’ through symbolic Wave events.

The action will engage parliamentarians, mayors, religious leaders, youth, environmentalists, human rights activists, sports clubs, celebrities and other representatives of civil society. The action in some places will be small and symbolic – in other places it will be larger and more celebratory.

Global Wave 2015 is part of Peace and Planet: Mobilisation for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World. To get involved in this exciting global action, please contact us if you’re planning an event in your area. Remember to make it visual and to send us the photos as soon as you can – send camera phone pics to

Leeds – Meet outside the Art Gallery on the Headrow at 1pm, 27th April (Leeds CND)

Hebden Bridge – Meet Packhorse Bridge from 1pm, 27th April (Calder Valley Peace and Justice Group)

Rotherham – 1.10pm Rotherham Minster (Top side by Imperial Buildings) or email jon_smith(at)

Penzance – 1.15pm Lloyds Bank, top of Market Jew St – Global Wave – Penzance poster