Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

29.06.2018

Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

This was the question posed this week in Madrid by Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN to parliamentarians, mayors, international diplomats, students and activists from a range of civil society organisations during a packed two days of activities in the Spanish capital to increase support for the Treaty on the… »

26.06.2018

Why Spain could and should Ban the Bomb

Why Spain could and should Ban the Bomb

This week ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn visits Spain to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with meetings planned with Spanish members of parliament at a national and regional level who have signed the Parliamentary Pledge in support of the treaty.  Further events include… »

09.06.2018

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

In a tweet on the twitter feed of the Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry it was reported that the Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York on Thursday the 7th of June. VIDEO… »

01.05.2018

Physician leaders urge states to sign nuclear weapons treaty

Physician leaders urge states to sign nuclear weapons treaty

Deep concern about nuclear armed states who have decided to modernise their nuclear weapons and retain them indefinitely, has been expressed by the World Medical Association. At their Council meeting in Riga, Latvia, delegates from the WMA called for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and urged all states to promptly sign and implement… »

21.04.2018

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN) – On the eve of a crucial international conference, an eminent Buddhist organization advocating a nuclear-weapon-free world for over six decades, has called for the signing, ratification and early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted by… »

31.01.2018

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

Nuclear disarmament: an avalanche of local authority motions for Italy to reconsider

We spoke with Lisa Clark, an Italian pacifist with a great track record, among many other things co-president of the International Peace Bureau; we interviewed her as Italian coordinator for Mayors for Peace, one of the international organizations that are a part of ICAN. As Pressenza is also in ICAN,… »

31.01.2018

Cuba ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Cuba ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Cuba is now on the list of countries that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and thus demonstrates its commitment to the non-proliferation of such devices. The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodriguez, announced that the day before she deposited the instrument… »

21.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

Nuclear Weapons Ban is Entering into Force!

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been signed by 50 nations. 3  nations (Guyana, Holy See, Thailand) have already ratified it. Once 50 nations have ratified or acceded to it, it will enter into force. Here is the list of supporting nations: STATE SIGNED RATIFIED Guyana 20/09/17 20/09/17 Holy… »

20.09.2017

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

Heads of state and Foreign Ministers will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons tomorrow, 20 September 2017, as the General Assembly of the United Nations opens in New York. With tensions continuing to grow between the US and North Korea, the risk of the use… »

26.07.2017

Veterans Ask US to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Veterans Ask US to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

By Brian Trautman, Gerry Condon, Samantha Ferguson On July 7 2017, the United Nations, in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Months of negotiations involving over 130 countries began in March 2017, culminating in a… »

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