Nuclear Ban Treaty

04.07.2018

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Last week, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and Carlos Umaña, ICAN coordinator from Costa Rica, came to Madrid at the invitation of Spanish MPs and anti-nuclear activists and organisations to support efforts to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  The inviting organisations included World without Wars… »

24.05.2018

Face 2 Face with Anthony Donovan

Face 2 Face with Anthony Donovan

On this show we speak with Anthony Donovan, director of the documentary Good Thinking (Those Who’ve Tried to Halt Nuclear Weapons)​. We discuss​ the present moment ​and ​recent good news​ concerning ​nuclear ​disarmament, such as ICAN ​receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, ​the possible reunification of ​North and South Korea​,… »

18.05.2018

Members of Parliament from four countries sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Pledge

Members of Parliament from four countries sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Pledge

On Saturday the 12th of May, parliamentarians from Spain, France, Chile and Argentina signed ICAN’s Parliamentary pledge in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to create the treaty. The event took place as part of the… »

28.03.2018

Venezuela becomes 7th country to ban nuclear weapons

Venezuela becomes 7th country to ban nuclear weapons

Following last week’s announcement from Palestine, Venezuela this week joined six other ratifying countries in formally endorsing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. A statement released by the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication said, “On Tuesday, the Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic… »

26.03.2018

Ban treaty attracts new adherents

Ban treaty attracts new adherents

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), signed in September 2017, is attracting new adherents. The Treaty was adopted by 122 states to a standing ovation at the UN General Assembly. With Palestine joining the Treaty on 22 March, six UN member states and permanent observers have now… »

25.03.2018

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

According to the Palestine Press office in Italy, and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on the 23rd of March Palestine became the 6th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved last year on the 7th of July at the UN. The Treaty… »

07.03.2018

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

Today marked the release by PAX, the Dutch peace organisation, of their annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb report.  This year’s report is more relevant than ever given last year’s historic agreement by 122 countries on the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

17.12.2017

The nuclear ban is urgent, many fuses are waiting to be lit

The nuclear ban is urgent, many fuses are waiting to be lit

Without trying to spoil ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize party we should remember the growing threats to the non-proliferation regime and the dangerous accumulation of new risks of a nuclear conflict with unimaginable consequences: because after the approval of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the Nobel… »

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

06.12.2017

If you love this planet

If you love this planet

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1945, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at… »

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