Pages tagged "Australia"



  • Global doctors on COVID-19 and nuclear war

    Nine doctors from around the world explain why they work to rid the world of nuclear weapons - in the midst of a global pandemic.

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  • Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short

    A review of current assistance programs for victims of nuclear weapons highlights that no single best practice exists and that much more work needs to be done to extend the benefits of these programs to all who have suffered.

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  • Australian Labor Party commits to joining Nuclear Ban Treaty

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons when in government.

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  • Manchester endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal

    Cities across the planet are speaking up against nuclear weapons and calling on their governments to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Yesterday, Manchester joined the growing list of cities that have endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal.

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  • Los Angeles, Sydney and Toronto join new ICAN Cities Appeal

    ICAN today launches the Cities Appeal, a commitment by cities and towns to show support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and call on their governments to join. Major cities such as Baltimore, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney and Toronto have already committed themselves to the Appeal which states:

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  • Over 50 organizations urge Australia to vote yes

    Organisations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians have joined the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in a call for the Australian government to support a growing global push to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

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  • Australia's opposition to a nuclear weapon ban

    This report, based on freedom of information research, describes Australia's obstructive role at the recently concluded UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva, which recommended negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons in 2017. Australia argues that US nuclear weapons are vital for its security, and thus it opposes a ban.

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  • Do no harm: ban nuclear weapons now

    How can a state that wields weapons of mass destruction – weapons that it has acknowledged have “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” – preach to others about doing no harm?

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  • ICAN side event at the UN on possible elements for a treaty banning nuclear weapons

    On 14 October, ICAN, together with the permanent missions of Brazil and Guatemala to the UN, held a side event at UN headquarters in New York on the possible elements for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It also evaluated the potential impact of such a treaty on different states, from those that are nuclear-free to those that possess nuclear weapons or include them in their security doctrines.

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