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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Reckless development on a dangerous status quo: new US nuclear policy and UK govt sil...

February 5, 2018  Comments are off
UN photo/Yoshito Matsushige

Watch Article 36’s Elizabeth Minor discuss the issues on BBC World News on 4 February 2018 below Released on 2 February, the new US “nuclear posture review” (NPR) from the Trump administration – the policy on its arsenal and strategies... Read more

ICAN collects Nobel Peace Prize for treaty banning nuclear weapons

December 10, 2017  Comments are off
Photo: Jo Straube/ICAN

This weekend at a ceremony in Oslo, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a global coalition of 468 organisations in 101 countries, with hundreds of campaigners – received the Nobel Peace Prize, for our “ground-breaking efforts to... Read more

Media Advisory: ICAN to collect Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday for treaty banning nuclea...

December 8, 2017  Comments are off
ICAN in Hiroshima ©ICAN

ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize for work to bring about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – which bans nuclear weapons because of their horrific effects Award highlights the positive change campaigners and committed States can bring about... Read more

Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror t...

October 10, 2017

The prohibition of nuclear weapons: Assisting victim...

October 10, 2017

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
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