Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Chile approves Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved the Draft Agreement ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in New York in 2017, which was approved by 122 out of 124 States of the United Nations (UN). The…

For Earth Day 2021, New Yorkers rally at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens and call for City Council to pass nuclear disarmament legislation – Resolution 976 & Introduction 1621

On Earth Day 2021, New Yorkers rally at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Call for City Council to vote and pass nuclear disarmament legislation. Resolution 976 & Introduction 1621. For Earth Day New York members of the New York…

The Hibakusha Park – a place of remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Europe

Hibakusha Park is a memorial in honor of the atomic bomb victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the Nimy campus of Mons University in Belgium. This park, dedicated to the abolition of nuclear weapons and created by Professor Pierre Piérart…

Nuclear weapons, the leaders of the Catholic church: the governments must sign and ratify the Treaty

The call for a stop to nuclear weapons comes from the leaders of the Catholic Church worldwide. After the clear message from Pope Francis, it is now the Episcopal Authority that is taking action. Among them, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin…

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

Like the United Nations, the global community-based Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a beacon of hope to a world shrouded by dark clouds of unprecedented crises. An international association of the Soka Gakkai and an NGO in consultative…

Hope is a Choice

The ballet ensemble of the city of Trier dances for the ban on nuclear weapons. With a foreword by Klaus Jensen, (Klaus Jensen Foundation, former Mayor of Trier) as well as the Lord Mayor Wolfram Leibe/Network Mayors for Peace and…

Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons

The first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UN Secretary-General as “an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons”. António Guterres said that the Treaty on the Prohibition…

How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bomb and Signed on to the TPNW

By David Rothauser, film director and writer, known for Hibakusha, Our Life to Live (2010) and The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti (2004). Growing up in America I loved the Atomic bomb. I was told by adults that the bomb…

Why the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Makes a Difference

By Ward Wilson, historian and author of “5 Myths about Nuclear Weapons”. The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) goes into effect on January 22, 2021. Most Americans haven’t heard of it. It’s a treaty that prohibits the…

International health and humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Pressenza publishes below the full statement published today by six international health organizations regarding the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. On the eve of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons…

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