Nuclear weapons

Introduction

Introduction – nuclear weapons

Nuclear 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.
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On Nagasaki day, states urged to prepare to sign treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

August 9, 2017  Comments are off
On Nagasaki day, states urged to prepare to sign treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

Seventy two years ago in 1945, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan inflicted unimaginable suffering and catastrophic damage in those cities, resulting the death of an estimated 214,000 people before the end of the year. Many hibakusha –... Read more

States adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

July 7, 2017  Comments are off
States adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

Negotiations of a new international treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons concluded at the United Nations today as the treaty was formally adopted by states. The treaty was adopted by a vote on the morning of the 7th July in New... Read more

Press Release: Majority of states agree to ban nuclear weapons at United Nations

July 7, 2017  Comments are off
Press Release: Majority of states agree to ban nuclear weapons at United Nations

UK refuses to participate in treaty negotiations  New York, 7 July 2017: Negotiations of a new international treaty that bans nuclear weapons concluded at the United Nations today as the treaty was formally adopted by states. The United Kingdom, alongside... Read more

Victim assistance and environmental remediation in t...

June 8, 2017

First week of nuclear ban negotiations over, with hu...

April 1, 2017

Core prohibitions and obligations for the nuclear ba...

March 29, 2017

States begin historic negotiations to ban nuclear we...

March 27, 2017
UK government confirms boycott of nuclear ban negoti...
March 15, 2017
Historic negotiations to ban nuclear weapons startin...
February 17, 2017
States vote to start nuclear ban negotiations in 201...
October 27, 2016
UN talks conclude: Overwhelming majority of states w...
August 19, 2016
Towards a humanitarian ban on nuclear weapons
August 4, 2016
UK parliament votes to keep nuclear weapons as momen...
July 19, 2016
Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks
May 31, 2016
State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who ...
May 17, 2016
Statement on nuclear weapons and security to UN talk...
May 12, 2016
UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation...
May 3, 2016
The legal gap and urgency of a treaty banning nuclea...
February 24, 2016
‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’: roundtab...
November 12, 2015
70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is...
August 6, 2015
How to defuse the devices of the nuclear-armed state...
June 1, 2015
Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
May 21, 2015
Presentation to the British Nuclear Test Veterans As...
May 16, 2015
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