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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… »

09.03.2017

Why should Trump―or anyone―be able to launch a nuclear war?

by Lawrence Wittner for IPPNW The accession of Donald Trump to the US presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945: Should anyone have the right to… »

01.03.2017

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

27th March: Talks to start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

“The Conference, while welcoming achievements in bilateral and unilateral reductions by some nuclear-weapon States, notes with concern that the total estimated number of nuclear weapons deployed and stockpiled still amounts to several thousands. The Conference expresses its deep concern at the continued risk for humanity represented by the possibility that… »

07.02.2017

Nobel Peace Laureates: Time to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons is now!

The following statement from 21 Nobel Peace Laureates was released at the conclusion of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia. On March 27, negotiations will commence at the United Nations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. As Nobel Peace Laureates we applaud the… »

26.01.2017

It is now two and a half minutes to midnight

By the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It is now two and a half minutes to midnight.  For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30… »

31.12.2016

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

President-elect Donald Trump exploded a half-century of U.S. nuclear-arms policy in a single tweet last week: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” With that one vague message, Donald Trump, who hasn’t… »

24.12.2016

UN General Assembly approves historic nukes resolution

UN General Assembly approves historic nukes resolution

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a historic resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The vote follows a decision on 27 October by the General Assembly’s First Committee – which deals with disarmament and international security matters – to begin work… »

24.11.2016

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

By Alice Slater for InDepthNews. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the Non-Proliferation Treaty… »

07.11.2016

The United Nations votes to start negotiations to ban the bomb

The United Nations votes to start negotiations to ban the bomb

One hundred and twenty-three nations voted to move forward with negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons—just as the world has already done for biological and chemical weapons. In a historic vote on October 27 at the United Nations… »

30.10.2016

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Historic vote at the UN means nuclear weapons will be illegal in 2017

Last week something historic happened at the United Nations. Despite enormous pressure from the United States, 123 nations, all with equal standing at the UN General Assembly, voted to start a process in 2017 to negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons.  Why isn’t this news circulating like wildfire?  Why… »

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