Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons. A global ban on nuclear weapons is long overdue and can be achieved in the near future with enough public pressure and political leadership.
This is a collection of recent statements by governments and international organizations in favour of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The momentum is clearly growing for the start of negotiations! Please send additional quotes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nuclear weapons are the most inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created. They violate international law, cause severe environmental damage, undermine national and global security, and divert vast public resources away from meeting human needs. A universal ban is long overdue.