Nuclear disarmament

14.11.2014 Basel Peace Office

UN opens the door further to a nuclear-weapon-free world

UN opens the door further to a nuclear-weapon-free world

UN General Assembly takes forward proposals from the UN Open Ended Working Group and reaffirms its decision to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear Abolition During the month of October the United Nations General Assembly considered a number of reports and resolutions on nuclear disarmament. Amongst these was the … »

27.09.2014 Pressenza Budapest

CALL TO ACTION: April/May 2015 mobilisation against nuclear weapons

CALL TO ACTION: April/May 2015 mobilisation against nuclear weapons

Announcement of a global mobilisation for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans … »

18.06.2014 Alice Slater

New Campaign for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Gains Momentum

New Campaign for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Gains Momentum

The 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),  extended indefinitely in 1995 when it was due to expire, provided that five nuclear weapons states which also happened to hold the veto power on the Security Council (P-5)– the US, Russia, UK, France, and China– would  “pursue negotiations in good faith”[i] for nuclear disarmament.  In … »

29.03.2014 IDN InDepthNews

Parliaments Want A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Parliaments Want A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

By Jamshed Baruah | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis GENEVA (IDN) – More than 163 parliaments from around the world, constituting the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), have adopted a landmark resolution urging parliaments to “work with their governments on eliminating the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines” and to “urge … »

17.02.2014 Reaching Critical Will

Momentum builds for a ban on Nuclear Weapons

Momentum builds for a ban on Nuclear Weapons

Ray Acheson, Beatrice Fihn, and Katherine Harrison* “Nayarit is a point of no return,” concluded the Chair of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, held from 13–14 February in Nayarit, Mexico. In his summary of the meeting, he called for the development of new … »

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