Global Action to Wave Goodbye to Nukes!


Governments had met 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 was 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 involved 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. Its started at a major peace rally in New York on April 26, and then proceeded westward through each time zone every hour, humanity had ‘Waved Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons’ through symbolic Wave events.

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

Global Wave 2015 was part of Peace and Planet: Mobilisation for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World. To find more about this exciting global action, please email Globalwave2015 or visit 

Global Wave was facilitated by the Basel Peace Office and the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons