Nuclear disarmament

13.05.2015 Pressenza Budapest

An NPT pop quiz

An NPT pop quiz

By John Loretz, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Can you name the “official” NPT nuclear-weapons states? If you said the US, Russia, the UK, France, and China…you’re wrong. No, this wasn’t a trick question having something to do with North Korea. The fact is the NPT … »

13.05.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Time to look beyond the NPT

Time to look beyond the NPT

By John Loretz, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. When this NPT Review Conference began, I wrote that the outcome would depend on how seriously the humanitarian impacts initiative and the Austrian Pledge were taken up by the member states as a basis for new and … »

26.04.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Nuclear abolition wave circles the world!

Nuclear abolition wave circles the world!

As governments gather in New York for the four-week-long nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, a wave of nuclear abolition activities is swinging around the world. ‘Starting at a large peace rally in New York just after midday on Sunday April 26, and going through each time-zone at the same … »

21.04.2015 Basel Peace Office

Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons

Wave goodbye to nuclear weapons

Governments will meet 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 is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination – a requirement of the NPT. »

19.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Human Wrongs Watch By Daniel Högsta* 15 April 2015 – As the Review Conference of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT RevCon) approaches, the Humanitarian Initiative, most recently punctuated by the success of the Vienna Conference, faces an important milestone.   Through three conferences, a number of joint and … »

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