Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

25.10.2020

Humanity can rejoice: Nuclear weapons will be banned

Humanity can rejoice: Nuclear weapons will be banned

Thanks to the courage of the 50 governments that have ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the sustained work of organizations and activists, who have been fighting to make this possible. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which brings together more than 500… »

25.10.2020

History made as 50 nations trigger entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty

History made as 50 nations trigger entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty

On Friday 23rd October, at the UN and in an online event organised by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand, in collaboration with ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, it was announced that Jamaica and Nauru… »

25.10.2020

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

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 would like to rejoice at this moment from the bottom… »

21.09.2020

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malta has become the 45th state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It deposited its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2020 as world leaders met to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The move also coincided with Malta’s Independence Day, which… »

21.09.2020

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

As the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approaches its entry into force, with only six nations now required to ratify it in order to reach the trigger point of 50 states parties, ICAN today stepped up its pressure on non-nuclear weapons states who claim alleged protection from… »

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… »

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