Nuclear Ban Treaty

05.07.2017

Nuclear weapons ban treaty to be adopted on Friday!

Nuclear weapons ban treaty to be adopted on Friday!

Final draft treaty that will ban nuclear weapons released by 130+ negotiating countries Adoption of treaty expected Friday, July 7 Treaty would ban nuclear weapons research, possession, use, deterrence, and assistance in any of these prohibited acts Treaty commits governments to adopt laws criminalizing nuclear weapons… »

05.07.2017

On the mainstream media coverage of nuclear war risks and nuclear abolition

On the mainstream media coverage of nuclear war risks and nuclear abolition

By Jan Oberg You’re probably an avid consumer of news and reports in one or more daily media – local, national or global. You want to be well-informed and say interesting things when you meet friends and colleagues. And you certainly don’t want to find out that you’ve been taken… »

04.07.2017

The nuclear bomb is a weapon of crime and mass destruction

The nuclear bomb is a weapon of crime and mass destruction

by Roland Oldham, Moruroa e Tatou, Tahiti The nuclear bomb is a weapon of crime and mass destruction. We should all be well aware of the examples of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the consequences still today have effects across generations. Like those in other places, nuclear tests in the… »

02.07.2017

Towards adoption of a strong nuclear ban treaty on 7 July

Towards adoption of a strong nuclear ban treaty on 7 July

by Tilman Ruff. On Monday 26 June, the UN conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons undertook the first read-through of a revised draft treaty text prepared by the conference president, Costa Rican ambassador Elayne Whyte. Now two weeks into this final round, many in the room expressed some… »

15.06.2017

We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons

We’re off! to ban nuclear weapons

As talks to ban nuclear weapons through a legally binding treaty restart at the UN in New York, Reaching Critical Will brings us their valuable analysis and insight. It’s game on for round two of the nuclear ban negotiations! Delegations from governments, civil society, and international… »

01.06.2017

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

An international prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapons could help reverse the nuclear arms race and be a powerful tool in delegitimizing nuclear weapons, according to nuclear disarmament campaigners participating in UN negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. ‘Corporations manufacturing nuclear weapons wield tremendous power in the… »

25.05.2017

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

By the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research This week, an historic nuclear weapons ban proposal was unveiled at the United Nations. The proposed agreement recognizes, for the first time, that nuclear weapons and radiation… »

25.05.2017

Time to Ban the Bomb

Time to Ban the Bomb

This week, the Chair of an exciting UN initiative formally named the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination” released a draft treaty to ban and prohibit nuclear weapons just as the world has done for biological and chemical… »

23.05.2017

Scientists welcome draft UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists welcome draft UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) warmly welcomes the publication yesterday of a draft UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. This draft is the result of negotiations involving 132 nations, which addresses the legal gap which currently exists whereby some weapons of mass destruction – such as chemical and… »

22.05.2017

ICAN applauds draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons

ICAN applauds draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Confidence the treaty will be completed by July 7 increases ICAN welcomes today’s release of a draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons as an essential milestone in the years-long effort to ban these indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction and an important step towards their eventual elimination. »

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