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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Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror threatened by nuclear weapons

October 10, 2017  Comments are off
Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror threatened by nuclear weapons

Article 36 – International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 6 October 2017, London The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded today to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This award... Read more

The prohibition of nuclear weapons: Assisting victims and remediating the environment

October 10, 2017  Comments are off
The prohibition of nuclear weapons: Assisting victims and remediating the environment

States have agreed upon a treaty with humanitarian foundations that prohibits nuclear weapons. It contains much, beyond its prohibitions, that is unprecedented in a nuclear weapons treaty. Crucially, it provides a framework for responding to the rights of victims and... Read more

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opens f...

September 20, 2017

On Nagasaki day, states urged to prepare to sign tre...

August 9, 2017

States adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

July 7, 2017

Press Release: Majority of states agree to ban nucle...

July 7, 2017
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
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