Pages tagged "NATO"



  • Belgian Parliament to vote on ending nuclear weapons

    On Thursday, Belgian MPs will vote on a resolution proposing to remove US nuclear weapons stationed in the country, and join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    UPDATE 17/01: Despite a close-run vote, the resolution did not pass (74 against vs 66 in favour).  The close margin indicates how controversial the presence of US nuclear weapons on Belgian territory is to both citizens and the 66 elected representatives that voted in favour of removing those weapons and joining the UN #nuclearban treaty.

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  • Montenegro

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    Montenegro’s supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Montenegro has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

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    Montenegro voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    In 2016, Montenegro voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members (and to Montenegro, which was in the process of becoming a member) ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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    No local partner organisations

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    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Montengro›

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

     

  • Slovenia

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Slovenia supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Slovenia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Slovenia voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, Slovenia joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Slovenia voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Slovenia, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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    No local partner organisations

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    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Slovenia›

    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the elected representatives in this country that support and promote the TPNW:

    National Assembly
    Milan Brglez MP

    Slovenia European Parliament
    Igor Soltes MEP
    Ivo Vajgl MEP

  • Lithuania

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Lithuania supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Lithuania has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Lithuania did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Lithuania voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, Lithuania joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Lithuania voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Lithuania, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    No local partner organisations

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Lithuania›

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Latvia

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Latvia supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Latvia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Latvia voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, Latvia joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Latvia voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Latvia, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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    No local partner organisations

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Latvia›

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Estonia

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Estonia supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Estonia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

    [PARTNERS]
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    Estonia voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Estonia voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. However, it later informed the UN secretariat that it had intended to vote against.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Estonia, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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    [PARTNERS]

    No local partner organisations


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    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Estonia›

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Czech Republic

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    The Czech Republic supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    The Czech Republic has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

    [PARTNERS]
    [COLLAPSE_O]

    The Czech Republic voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, the Czech Republic voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including the Czech Republic, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    Physicians for Global Security

    website


    Svet bez válek a násilí 

    website

     

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in the Czech Republic›


    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

     

  • Denmark

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Denmark supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Denmark has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

    [PARTNERS]
    [COLLAPSE_O]

    Denmark voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Denmark voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Denmark, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    In the past, Denmark had called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.

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    [PARTNERS]

    Danish Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

    website


    CRAS Ensemble 

    website


    International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

    website


    Fredsministerium

    website


    Århus mod Krig og Terror (Århus City against War and Terrorism)

    website


    FredsVagten ved Christiansborg

    website


    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Denmark›

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

     

  • Croatia

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Croatia supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Croatia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

    [PARTNERS]
    [COLLAPSE_O]

    Croatia voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, Croatia joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Croatia voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Croatia, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]
    No local partner organisations.

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for  TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Croatia›


    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Bulgaria

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Bulgaria supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Bulgaria has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

    [PARTNERS]

    [COLLAPSE_O]

    Bulgaria voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 20198 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Bulgaria voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Bulgaria, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    No local partner organisations.

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.