Beatrice Fihn

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. »

01.04.2017

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations show significant progress

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations show significant progress

This week, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. This first negotiation session revealed that the more than 132 countries participating share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. And while some disagreement is expected, there was broad agreement among… »

27.03.2017

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Delegates from most UN member states are gathering in New York to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban, where they will also receive a letter of support that has been signed by thousands of scientists from around over 80 countries – including 28 Nobel Laureates and a former US Secretary of… »

27.03.2017

Nuclear ban talks – day one…

Nuclear ban talks – day one…

By Ralph Hutchinson, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance Inside, the nations of the world convened in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations for the opening session of the conference to negotiate a legally binding ban on nuclear waeapons. In a moment that was as symbolic as it is… »

27.03.2017

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations

Today, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security. As the… »

29.09.2016

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The document was circulated on Wednesday by its lead sponsors Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and Nigeria and follows on from the recommendation of a UN Working… »

21.08.2016

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

United Nations disarmament talks concluded in Geneva on Friday 19th of August with the overwhelming majority of nations signalling their intention to launch negotiations in 2017 for a global ban on nuclear weapons. One hundred and seven nations in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, together… »

03.05.2016

Governments meet in Geneva to discuss legal pathway to ban nuclear weapons

Governments meet in Geneva to discuss legal pathway to ban nuclear weapons

Preparations for nuclear war are ongoing. Nuclear-armed states have halted nuclear reductions, engaged in new modernization programmes and have blocked any nuclear disarmament negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament for the past 20 years. With escalating tensions between nuclear possessors, the risk of an accident is increasing. The world runs… »

22.02.2016

Stigmatize and prohibit: New UN talks on nuclear weapons start today

Stigmatize and prohibit: New UN talks on nuclear weapons start today

When North Korea tested a nuclear weapon in January, condemnation from all around the world flowed within minutes. A week later, the United States carried out a mock nuclear weapons test of a new type of “more usable” warhead in the Nevada desert. Aside… »

27.01.2016

Doomsday Clock: nuclear arsenals more dangerous now than during the Cold War

Doomsday Clock: nuclear arsenals more dangerous now than during the Cold War

Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept the “Doomsday clock” at three minutes to midnight, the closest it has been since the height of the Cold War in 1983. Despite the successful Paris Agreement on Climate, the current nuclear arsenals and their modernisation programmes increase the risk of nuclear war. The… »

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