Nuclear Ban Treaty

22.10.2015

US approach to nuclear disarmament: blame the victim

US approach to nuclear disarmament: blame the victim

At some point between the NPT Review Conference in May and the general debate of First Committee, the United States decided to rebrand its preferred “step-by-step approach” to nuclear disarmament as the “full-spectrum approach”. Like before, it contrasts this approach with the pursuit of a treaty banning nuclear weapons, which… »

16.09.2015

Chilean Humanists request their government to present a roadmap for nuclear disarmament at the UN

Chilean Humanists request their government to present a roadmap for nuclear disarmament at the UN

José Gabriel Feres, of the Chilean Humanist Party coordination team, and Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza, went to the Chilean Foreign Office, on the 15th of September, to meet with the Director General of Chilean Foreign Policy, Ambassador Alfredo Labbé, to propose the need for Chile to have greater participation… »

10.06.2015

NPT consensus failure a good thing; 108 countries pledge to help ban nuclear weapons

NPT consensus failure a good thing; 108 countries pledge to help ban nuclear weapons

On May 22, the ninth five-year, month-long Review Conference (“RevCon”) of 191 states parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) came to an end, on an upbeat note in our view. In fact we think the conference outcome was about the best that could be hoped… »

03.06.2015

No Progress on Nuclear Weapons Control – As Planned

No Progress on Nuclear Weapons Control – As Planned

US leadership vetoes steps toward nuclear weapons-free world Worst case scenario: the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference of 2015 has failed to make progress in controlling nuclear weapons at the same time that an Israeli Air Force F-16 with Saudi markings, acting on behalf of Saudi Arabia,… »

23.05.2015

107 states commit to ban nuclear weapons

107 states commit to ban nuclear weapons

As the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended, over 100 governments have committed to work for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons by endorsing the “Humanitarian Pledge”. While the United States and the United Kingdom declared failure over the Middle East,  the draft outcome document was deeply… »

16.05.2015

US policies belie claims of NPT article VI compliance

US policies belie claims of NPT article VI compliance

The story being presented by the US delegation to this NPT Review Conference that gradual nuclear disarmament is underway is an egregious falsehood. The reality of US policy is exactly the opposite. By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group No effort or cost is being spared… »

13.05.2015

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

The NPT and the nuclear ban treaty

By Gunnar Westberg, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. As this is being written, the conference reviewing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is going on at the UN in New York. I often lose the line in the formal presentations by the official delegates, and find myself wondering: Why… »

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