Nuclear Ban Treaty

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… »

28.03.2017

Courage is the crux of the ban treaty

Courage is the crux of the ban treaty

By Ray Acheson. Applause broke out at the beginning of the day when the President of the conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ambassador Elayne Whyte of Costa Rica, opened the proceedings. Applause also broke out at the end of the day when she declared the first… »

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

No more Hibakusha

No more Hibakusha

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN, gathered on the 25th and 26th to plan their strategies and to bring everyone up to date with the latest information.  The first panel on the Sunday session… »

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… »

25.03.2017

Time to go: ban nuclear weapons

Time to go: ban nuclear weapons

This week several demonstrations have taken place in four NATO-member European countries where US nuclear weapons are deployed.  The demonstrators demand that their governments get rid of them and call for them to be banned. ICAN activists have organised protests in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy under the slogan “Time… »

20.03.2017

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion poll was conducted in the wake of news reports suggesting that the… »

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