Pages tagged "TPNW"



  • Poised to outlaw nuclear weapons

    At the United Nations on Friday, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations will decide – by acclamation or vote – whether to adopt a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

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  • Ai Weiwei, renowned artist, lends support to ban

    The world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sent a message of support this week to delegates involved in the United Nations negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. “I think this is a very important moment,” he said.

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  • Negotiations resume on nuclear weapon ban

    On 15 June, a majority of the world's governments resumed negotiations at the United Nations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Many expressed their hope to conclude the landmark international agreement by 7 July.

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  • March to Ban the Bomb

    Banning nuclear weapons isn't just about conference rooms and documents. The Women's March to Ban the Bomb will happen on Saturday 17 June. 

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  • Draft UN nuclear weapon ban released

    The first draft of the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22 May. Elayne Whyte Gómez, the Costa Rican ambassador who is presiding over negotiations of the historic accord, presented the text to diplomats and members of civil society, before answering questions from the media.

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  • ICAN's report on the March negotiations

    In the final week of March, representatives from more than 130 governments began work on a United Nations treaty to prohibit the most inhumane and destructive devices ever created: nuclear weapons. A large and diverse team of ICAN campaigners participated actively in the session.

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  • Significant progress so far at UN negotiations

    This week negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began in New York. This first negotiation session revealed that the 132 countries participating share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. And while some disagreement is expected, there was broad agreement among many countries on most elements of the proposed treaty.

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  • ICAN statements to the negotiating conference

    At the March session of the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, ICAN delivered four statements as a coalition.

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  • Australian nuclear test survivor speaks at UN

    Kokatha nuclear test survivor, Sue Coleman-Haseldine, addressed more than 120 Governments gathered at the United Nations to negotiate a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons from 27-31 March 2017.

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  • Historic UN nuclear ban negotiations begin

    On Monday, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapon use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security.

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