The Treaty

Survivors succeeded in establishing the first international treaty to require assistance to communities impacted by nuclear weapons use and testing and a start towards remediation of contaminated areas. In 2017, 122 countries voted at the UN to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Articles 6 and 7 of this treaty create a framework of solidarity to assist survivors of nuclear weapons use and testing and begin to remediate contaminated environments. In 2022, survivors from around the world participated in the treaty's first meeting of all countries that have joined it, resulting a robust Action Plan to take forward these obligations and make a plan for their full implementation.