Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

19.05.2019

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

Press release: The World Premiere of the documentary film The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons will take place on the 6th of June at 7pm at the Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue, New York, hosted by Pressenza International Press Agency.  Tickets cost $10 each ($1 for students)… »

17.04.2019

A call to start nuclear disarmament and to bring the Ban Treaty quickly into force

A call to start nuclear disarmament and to bring the Ban Treaty quickly into force

Pressenza publishes this call from Luigi Mosca, Doctor in Physics who has worked at Saclay laboratories (CEA/France), CERN (Switzerland), Serpukhov (Russia) and at the “Modane Underground Laboratory” (LSM), former Director of LSM and nuclear disarmament activist. First of all, we urge all States to sign and ratify the Treaty on… »

25.02.2019

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ in New York, South Africa just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

24.02.2019

The NPT: a big distraction from the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The NPT: a big distraction from the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

In April 2019, states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will meet in New York to continue their preparations for the 2020 edition of the 5-yearly revision conference. Hopes are not high, however, that anything will change in this forum to take the planet closer to the stated aim of… »

30.01.2019

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

El Salvador becomes the 21st state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has reported today that the Central American country of El Salvador has become the 21st country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which opened for signature in 2017 and is on course to become the fastest ratified disarmament… »

18.12.2018

Australian Labor Party commits to join the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Australian Labor Party commits to join the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing today to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The party is widely expected to win government in 2019. “This is a major breakthrough that heralds a more constructive… »

14.12.2018

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

There is no legal reason why Spain should not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

NATO member countries have no legal impediment to signing the TPNW. Signing it or not is purely a political matter. If Spain signs it, it would be a revolutionary step that would contribute enormously to reducing nuclear hegemony. By Carlos Umaña. On the 7th of July last year, at the… »

13.12.2018

Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

In a 24 to 15 vote (with 2 abstentions), the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly has joined the National Council today in calling on the Swiss government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and submit it to Parliament for ratification without delay. This… »

06.12.2018

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and… »

05.12.2018

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the city in collaboration with Fundipau, ICAN and Mayors for Peace. »

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