Introduction – nuclear weaponsNuclear weapons are massive explosive weapons that release their energy and destructive force through nuclear reactions - either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. A single nuclear weapon can devastate an entire city with blast, fire and radiation, making the weapon inherently indiscriminate and unacceptable.
Open-Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament
The open-ended working group to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons (or OEWG on nuclear disarmament) was established in 2012 under United Nations General Assembly resolution... Read more
Documents suggest UK boycott of key nuclear weapons meeting was driven by P5 partners
Internal documents on the UK Government’s decision making around whether or not to attend a major meeting on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons make it clear that the UK followed others into an ill-judged position. Earlier this year, the... Read more
79 states issue humanitarian statement at Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom
A group of 79 states signed on to a joint statement emphasizing the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons during the second Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) PrepCom that took place from 22 April – 3 May 2013 in Geneva. It is unprecedented... Read more