Nuclear testing

15.09.2016

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA has 28,000 military personnel permanently stationed on South Korean territory. … »

12.09.2016

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a coalition of non-government organizations in close to 100 nations –… »

11.09.2016

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – Spurred by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapon test explosion on September 9, the UN Security Council is expected to adopt before the end of September a resolution reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago by the… »

02.09.2016

The UN and the Test Ban

The UN and the Test Ban

By Daryl G. Kimball | Reproduced courtesy of Arms Control Association WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – Twenty years ago this month, in a major nonproliferation breakthrough, more than 158 nations came together to adopt a resolution at the United Nations in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Since… »

30.08.2015

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

28 August 2015 – For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty. “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is essential for the elimination of nuclear weapons,”… »

30.08.2015

International day against nuclear tests

International day against nuclear tests

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty should enter into force Today (29 August) is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The date of 29 August was chosen by the United Nations at the suggestion of the Government of Kazakhstan, as it was the day on which the former Soviet nuclear test site… »

20.05.2015

US tests nuclear missile as nations fail to find consensus on disarmament

US tests nuclear missile as nations fail to find consensus on disarmament

With the NPT Conference wrapping up and struggling to find consensus, the timing of this missile test sends a very wrong message The US is set to launch a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 20,… »

29.08.2014

International Day against Nuclear Tests

International Day against Nuclear Tests

Today (29 Aug) is the International Day against Nuclear Testing, a UN-initiated day to work against nuclear testing and to commemorate those whose lives have been damaged over the years by the nuclear tests carried out by the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, and most recently the… »

13.05.2014

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 2014 (IPS) – When the Foreign Minister of Marshall Islands Tony de Brum addressed a nuclear review Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting at the United Nations last month, he asked whether anyone in the room had witnessed a nuclear explosion. The question was met, not surprisingly,… »

01.02.2014

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is encouraging all Pacific Island nations to attend the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, to be held in Mexico next month, and use this opportunity to share their experiences of the devastating effects of nuclear testing in the… »

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