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15.05.2018

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

By Anthony Donovan, Dorothy Day knew how vast military spending takes directly from our humanitarian needs. Albert Einstein repeatedly reminded us that nuclear weapons were a dangerous false sense of security. Let us sing out from the hilltops just some of the accomplishments of 2017: MLK, Jr.’s Beyond Vietnam speech… »

22.04.2018

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

NPT 2018: Focus on what really matters

Another round of preparatory meetings ahead of the 2020 NPT Review Conference kicks off in Geneva tomorrow, Monday 23rd April.  The people at Reaching Critical Will are, as always, providing excellent coverage throughout.  We republish their first editorial here for the benefit of Pressenza readers. Since states parties to the… »

02.05.2017

Preparing for 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference

Preparing for 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference

The States party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convene every five years to review the implementation of this nuclear disarmament regime in three sessions. In run-up to the 2020 NPT Review Conference, the first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) will meet from… »

01.03.2017

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

“The Conference, while welcoming achievements in bilateral and unilateral reductions by some nuclear-weapon States, notes with concern that the total estimated number of nuclear weapons deployed and stockpiled still amounts to several thousands. The Conference expresses its deep concern at the continued risk for humanity represented by the possibility that… »

07.11.2015

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), nuclear disarmament resolutions passed this week by large majorities in the First Committee show continued and growing support for disarmament measures “in a new key.” These measures have arisen under the banner of what is being called the “Humanitarian Initiative,” a movement… »

31.05.2015

Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference

By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed – “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission” I mean you must take living so seriously that, even when you are seventy, you must plant olive trees, not because you think they will be left to your children, because you don’t believe in death… »

27.05.2015

NPT Review Conference – Giving them short shrift

NPT Review Conference – Giving them short shrift

Eighty percent of the United Nations membership is trying to be heard. The 2015 NPT Review Conference did not heed their call. Nine nations have developed nuclear weapons, 16,000 warheads all told. It would be naive to believe nothing could ever go wrong – these are man-made systems, spread out in hundreds… »

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