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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,… »

07.07.2017

History made as UN approves treaty to ban nuclear weapons

History made as UN approves treaty to ban nuclear weapons

With a final vote of 122 countries in favour, 1 abstention and 1 against (The Netherlands) the conference to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons approves its text.  The treaty opens for signature during the UN General Assembly on the 20th of September.  It comes into force after fifty… »

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… »

07.05.2017

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

Nuclear talks: Groundhog fortnight returns to Vienna

One of the most important issues facing the world these days is under discussion right now in the Austrian capital and is, as always, facing a void from the world’s media: nuclear weapons. Tuesday the 2nd of May saw the start of a process that will take us through to… »

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… »

28.03.2017

“The ban treaty will change the world”

“The ban treaty will change the world”

The following statement was read by Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, on behalf of ICAN, during the first series of civil society statements at the ban treaty negotiations conference. Distinguished Delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity, as a survivor from Hiroshima, to speak at this historic occasion. Already… »

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… »

27.03.2017

Ready, steady, go: time to ban the bomb!

Ready, steady, go: time to ban the bomb!

By Ray Acheson for Reaching Critical Will. Today we begin negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It took incredible determination, creativity, and courage to get here. We have seen decades of activism against the bomb. Endless engagement with nuclear-armed states. The collection of baby teeth. Millions of people marching… »

27.03.2017

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  It is expected that over 100 countries will participate in the drafting process.  Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN (of which Pressenza is partner organisation), gathered on the 25th and 26th to plan their… »

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