Pages tagged "Publications"



  • Enough is Enough: 2019 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending

    In its report "Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020" the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has produced the first estimate in nearly a decade of global nuclear weapon spending, taking into account costs to maintain and build new nuclear weapons. ICAN estimates that the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on their 13,000+ nuclear weapons in 2019, equalling $138,699 every minute of 2019 on nuclear weapons, and a $7.1 billion increase from 2018. 

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  • Briefing: Emerging technologies and nuclear weapon risks

    Technology has transformed armed conflict throughout history. Today, emerging technologies in the fields of offensive cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies will have a significant impact on military behaviour. In the nuclear weapons realm, these technologies add another layer of risk to an already unacceptable level of risk of nuclear weapons use. This briefing addresses these risks and explains why it is critical that policy makers and the public understand the pre-existing dangers of nuclear weapons as well as added risks posed by emerging technologies that make their elimination all the most urgent.

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  • Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

    Nearly 50 U.S. universities are involved in the research and design of U.S. nuclear weapons, largely in secret and in contradiction of their mission statements. Students and faculty must demand their universities stop helping to build weapons of mass destruction.

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  • Beyond the Bomb: Global Exclusion of Nuclear Weapons Producers

    More and more financial institutions are saying no to nuclear weapons. PAX's Don’t Bank on the Bomb report, Beyond the Bomb, profiles 77 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions with policies to not invest in nuclear weapons producers. This is an increase of 14 since the 2018 report.

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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2019

    This is the second edition of the Norwegian Peoples Aid's Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, a watchdog which measures progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, by using the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as a yardstick. The report also evaluates the extent to which the policies and practices of all states comply with the prohibitions in the TPNW, regardless of whether they have joined the Treaty yet.



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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018

    This is the first edition of the Norwegian Peoples Aid's Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, a watchdog which measures progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, by using the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as a yardstick. The report also evaluates the extent to which the policies and practices of all states comply with the prohibitions in the TPNW, regardless of whether they have joined the Treaty yet.

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  • Factsheet: Japan and Nuclear Weapons – A complicated timeline

    This is a summary of an ICAN fact sheet studying Japan’s position on nuclear weapons, nuclear policy and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
    You can download the full factsheet here.

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  • Don’t Bank on the Bomb 2018

    PAX's Don’t Bank on the Bomb report is the only regularly published source of information on the private companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons and their financiers. The report examines contracts for the production of key components of nuclear weapons and their specifically designed delivery systems. It provides information on the financial institutions seeking to profit from these producing companies. The report also profiles those institutions and others that limit or prohibit any financial engagement with companies associated with the production of nuclear weapons.

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  • A Pledge to Fill The Legal Gap

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  • Banning Nuclear Weapons: An African Perspective

    This series of essays features African leaders and campaigners with their perspective on Africa’s relationship to nuclear weapons and role in banning them.

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