After a consultation period fraught with scandal, Sweden’s government appears to have caved to pressure by nuclear-armed states and announced it will not currently sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
After months of delay a report for the Swedish Parliament on possible Swedish “accession” to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was published today. The results were disappointing.
New publications by the Harvard Law Review’s Human Rights Clinic show that existing security agreements for NATO countries and other US allies do not prevent states from joining the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The time has come to prohibit nuclear weapons. This was the clear message from a majority of the NPT member states at the 2015 NPT Review Conference that recently ended at the UN in New York. Today, survivors of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki visited Stockholm and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with a clear pledge: it’s time for Sweden to work for a ban on nuclear weapons. Despite pressure from atomic
Swedish campaigners were finally able to report some much-awaited news last month, as Sweden announced during the UN General Assembly First Committee that they are joining the humanitarian initiative for nuclear disarmament.
In their statement delivered at the UN General Assembly First Committee yesterday, Sweden announced some much-awaited news
Sweden's current work on nuclear disarmament is inconsistent with the will of the Swedish people and political parties, both in opposition and in government. So how can Sweden still be so passive
By Josefin Lind and Andreas Tolf Sweden’s decision, made by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, to not endorse the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nation’s General Assembly in October, drew strong criticism from civil society in Sweden. To discuss the reasons behind Sweden’s stance, the Network for Nuclear Disarmament, in cooperation with ABF, Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association, and the Swedish Red Cross organized a seminar on the
With the release of ICAN’s Don’t bank on the bomb report, Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons seized the opportunity to highlight the dubious policies of four Swedish banks and hold their feet to the fire for their dealings with producers of nuclear weapons
ICAN Sweden gathered more than 20 future anti-nuclear campaigners for a weekend course on nuclear disarmament