Nuclear Ban Treaty

18.09.2017

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first day it is open for signature, September 20. “Our signing… »

13.09.2017

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go. Time to sign the Ban Treaty

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go.  Time to sign the Ban Treaty

Last week I had the great pleasure to interview Beatrice Fihn from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and towards the end of that interview Beatrice said quite matter-of-factly that no one would ever consider building bridges to Nazism and create a consensus in which… »

07.09.2017

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

At the “Health Through Peace” conference organised by Medact, the UK affiliate organisation of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), was invited to the opening plenary session to speak about… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

04.09.2017

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

Yesterday, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) conducted its 6th nuclear test.  This is a serious challenge to the international community, threatening peace and security of the world and the region.  We firmly condemn this outrageous act, which blatantly tramples upon the aspiration of the people of the A-bombed… »

19.07.2017

Rapid ratification of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons needed

Rapid ratification of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons needed

On 7 July 2017, at the United Nations in New York, a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved in a vote by 122 member states, one member state, the Netherlands, voted against, and one, Singapore, abstained.  No nuclear-weapon State participated in the drafting of the Treaty. Immediately… »

19.07.2017

Democracy breaks out at the UN as 122 nations vote to ban the bomb

Democracy breaks out at the UN as 122 nations vote to ban the bomb

We are witnessing a striking shift in the global paradigm of how the world views nuclear weapons. On July 7, 2017, at a UN Conference mandated by the UN General Assembly to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction yet to be banned, 122… »

07.07.2017

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted

Negotiations conclude at the United Nations, new treaty will open for signature in September After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear weapons. Until now,… »

06.07.2017

Last minute drama at nuclear ban treaty talks

Last minute drama at nuclear ban treaty talks

And the text goes to translation. High drama unfolded on Wednesday afternoon as debate erupted over the draft treaty’s withdrawal provision. After a full day of states reading their positions on various aspects of the text into the record without anticipation of changing that text, it was surprising—and welcome—to… »

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