Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

21.08.2020

Mozambique Signs the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Mozambique Signs the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Mozambique is the 83rd country to sign the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty promulgated by the UN in July 2017. The treaty has already been ratified by 44 countries, 50 of which are needed for it to enter into force, declaring for the first time in history illegal and immoral nuclear… »

09.08.2020

Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty on Nagasaki anniversary

Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty on Nagasaki anniversary

Today, 9 August 2020, marks 75 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing more than 74,000 people and inflicting harm across generations. To honour the victims and survivors of that horrific attack, the Caribbean state of Saint Kitts and Nevis has… »

09.08.2020

Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief

Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief

UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday marked 75 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with praise for the hibakusha, the survivors, who transformed their decades-long plight into a warning about the perils of nuclear weapons and an example of the triumph of the human spirit. »

06.08.2020

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

In a ceremony hosted by ICAN and chaired by Elayne Whyte Gomez, the Costa Rican diplomat who steered the negotiations of the ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, three more countries announced their ratification: Ireland, Nigeria and the pacific island state of Niue. In her opening remarks, Whyte… »

06.08.2020

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

By Carlos Umaña. 75 years ago the world changed forever. On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and then on August 9 another one was detonated over Nagasaki. Approximately 210,000 people died after the detonation and another 200,000 in subsequent years from… »

25.07.2020

Sudan signs UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Sudan signs UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons continues to grow, with Sudan becoming the 82nd nation to sign the landmark agreement on 22 July. Its signature follows ratifications earlier this month by Fiji and Botswana. Only 10 more ratifications are needed to reach… »

16.07.2020

Botswana ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Botswana ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Botswana has become the 40th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark global agreement negotiated in 2017 to outlaw the worst weapons of mass destruction and establish a framework for their total elimination. Only 10 more ratifications are now needed to reach the… »

08.07.2020

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Fiji ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The Pacific island state of Fiji has become the 39th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Fijian ambassador to the United Nations, Satyendra Prasad, announced the ratification at an event on 7 July to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the landmark… »

06.07.2020

Pressenza launches its documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” on YouTube

Pressenza launches its documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” on YouTube

The launch coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the date on which the UN agreed on the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) The documentary is available in 10 languages 12 more countries are required to ratify the TPNW in order for it come into… »

22.04.2020

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

By Catherine Maia and Jean-Marie Collin* Current generations, who have not experienced the fear of a direct nuclear confrontation, have forgotten this feeling of anguish that, after the explosion of atomic bombs in Japan, was omnipresent in presidential speeches, films, music and even civil protection programmes. Yet, today, we are… »

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