WMA Resolution on North Korean Nuclear Testing

Adopted by the 57th WMA General Assembly, Pilanesberg, South Africa, October 2006
and reaffirmed by the 203rd WMA Council Session, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2016 

RECALLING the WMA Declaration on Nuclear Weapons that was adopted at the WMA General Assembly in Ottawa, Canada, in October 1998;

The WMA:

  1. Denounces North Korean nuclear testing conducted at a time of heightened global vigilance on nuclear testing and arsenals;
  2. Calls for the immediate abandonment of the testing of nuclear weapons; and
  3. Requests all member National Medical Associations to urge their governments to understand the adverse health and environmental consequences of the testing and use of nuclear weapons.