Pages tagged "TPNW"

  • ICAN in 2019: our top 10 highlights

    This year, ICAN campaigners all around the world doubled down on their efforts to rally the world’s nations behind the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, and to build up a strong and lasting stigma around these weapons designed to mass murder civilians. These are just some of the highlights and successes of the year:

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  • The Catholic Church and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Catholic Church has been a leading proponent of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which 122 states, including the Vatican, voted to adopt at the United Nations in July 2017. At a Vatican-sponsored symposium in November 2017, the Pope said that the treaty “filled a significant juridical lacuna” and showed that “a healthy realism continues to shine a light of hope on our unruly world”.

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  • The TPNW and Silencing the Guns

    “Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development” is the theme of the African Union in 2020. The initiative was initially adopted in 2013 by the AU heads of state during the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU, with the vision ‘to achieve the goal of a conflict-free Africa, to make peace a reality for all our people and to rid the continent of wars, civil conflicts, human rights violations, humanitarian disasters and violent conflicts and to prevent genocide’.

    In this document, ICAN calls on all African Union Member States to sign and ratify the TPNW at the earliest, as part of “Silencing the Guns”.

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    Date: December 2019

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  • Campaigner guide to TPNW Signature and Ratification

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opened for signature in New York on 20 September 2017 and will enter into force once 50 states have ratified or acceded to it. This guide is designed to assist campaigners in promoting the signature and ratification of the TPNW.

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  • First Committee Foreshadows Disarmament Fights At 2020 NPT Review Conference

    For the last month, the First Committee of the United Nations has met to discuss, debate and vote on resolutions related to disarmament issues. While nuclear-weapon states have attempted to obstruct progress or backtrack on previous commitments, the majority of states continued to push forward a nuclear disarmament agenda. At the upcoming 2020 NPT Review Conference, this majority will need to resist the efforts of a small few and hold firm to strong language on disarmament and the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons.

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  • 84% of Finns want the government to join the TPNW

    84% of Finns support Finland joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), according to a poll by Kantar TNS Oy, commissioned by ICAN Finland, a network of ICAN partners based in Finland.

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  • African Support for the TPNW

    This briefing paper (October 2019) shows how African countries are leading the way towards entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the crucial role they have to play to make it happen.

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  • Two-thirds of the world’s countries support TPNW

    The second edition of the Norwegian People’s Aid’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, the report tracking the progress of and compliance with the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was launched at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today. The report finds that while over two-thirds of the world’s countries support the TPNW, 31 mostly European countries are complicit in maintaining the nuclear status-quo.

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  • 12 States join the Nuclear Ban Treaty on International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2019

    On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 12 states took another significant step towards achieving this goal by signing or ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during a special High-Level Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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  • Leaders voice support for nuclear ban treaty

    During the general debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly from 19 to 25 September in New York, presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers from all regions of the world spoke in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opened for signature on 20 September. Here are some of the highlights.

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