Nuclear Ban Treaty

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… »

01.12.2017

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 28th of November, Mexico became the 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after the Holy Sea, Thailand and Guyana. With a vote of 78 senators in favour with zero abstentions and zero against, the measure passed its final hurdle in the… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

10.11.2017

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, at the initiative of the United Nations, 122 countries concluded negotiations and elaboration of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Subsequently, on 20 September 2017, the process of signing the treaty was opened, with the well-founded expectation that more than 50 countries would ratify… »

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