Above all, remember your humanity
Joseph Rotblat, Acceptance and Nobel Lecture 1995
This ground-breaking approach provides channels to transmit information to the highest levels of government. Its influence has been enhanced by its reputation for impeccable scientific integrity and lack of bias. Pugwash working groups have provided background work for, among other things, the Partial Test Ban Treaty (1963), the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (1993).
Pugwash was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, shared with its co-founder and the organisation’s most inspirational figure, Joseph Rotblat, in recognition of their “efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international affairs and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms”.
British Pugwash has played and continues to play a major role in many of its activities.