Nuclear Ban Treaty

22.09.2017

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially opened for signature and over 50 countries signed.  The US was not one of the signers, but US advocates for the Treaty have succeeded in making the first US bank annouce that it will not invest… »

21.09.2017

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, delivered the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on 20 September 2017: Mr Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has worked… »

19.09.2017

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

The following joint statement has been released by International Physicias for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. The… »

18.09.2017

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first day it is open for signature, September 20. “Our signing… »

13.09.2017

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go. Time to sign the Ban Treaty

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go.  Time to sign the Ban Treaty

Last week I had the great pleasure to interview Beatrice Fihn from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and towards the end of that interview Beatrice said quite matter-of-factly that no one would ever consider building bridges to Nazism and create a consensus in which… »

07.09.2017

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

At the “Health Through Peace” conference organised by Medact, the UK affiliate organisation of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), was invited to the opening plenary session to speak about… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

04.09.2017

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

Yesterday, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) conducted its 6th nuclear test.  This is a serious challenge to the international community, threatening peace and security of the world and the region.  We firmly condemn this outrageous act, which blatantly tramples upon the aspiration of the people of the A-bombed… »

19.07.2017

Rapid ratification of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons needed

Rapid ratification of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons needed

On 7 July 2017, at the United Nations in New York, a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved in a vote by 122 member states, one member state, the Netherlands, voted against, and one, Singapore, abstained.  No nuclear-weapon State participated in the drafting of the Treaty. Immediately… »

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