TPNW

Faith-based & Other NGOs Look Forward to Entry into Force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Ramesh Jaura When she learned that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 states parties required for its entry into force, Setsuko Thurlow said: “I was not able to stand. I remained in…

Nuclear Ban Treaty Is Based on Common Sense

The following is the text of a statement by Sergio Duarte, President, and Paolo Cotta Ramusino, Secretary-General of the 1995 Nobel Peace Laureate Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs on the Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of…

50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Open Letter from Mayors for Peace Mayors for Peace wholeheartedly welcomes the momentous occasion of the number of states ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reaching fifty, ensuring its entry into force in ninety days. We…

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just two days,…

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

By Peace Movement Aotearoa “On July 2, 1966 the calm of French Polynesia’s Mururoa atoll was shattered by an explosion of unbelievable force. Within a second, the azure tropical sky flashed bright orange, and was ruptured by a towering radioactive…

Caribbean Nations Rally Behind UN Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

Caribbean support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) continues to grow, with Belize ratifying the landmark agreement on 19 May. Belize is the seventh member of the Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, to become a party, following…

Screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” in Liverpool

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT Rendall Building Lecture Theatre 7 Rendall Building Liverpool Organized by Europe and The World Centre – University of Liverpool On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty…

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’…

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War Possibilities and Perspectives for Prevention

Mr. Suleimenov Olzhas, leader of the International Anti-Nuclear Movement “Nevada Semey”, Ms. Raimkulova Aktoty, Minister of culture and sports, Ms.Pikkat Krista, Director of UNESCO cluster office, dignitaries on the dais and dear delegates, it is an honour to participate and…

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 74th A-bomb anniversary by Mayor Kazumi Matsui

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read on Aug. 6 by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Around the world today, we see…

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