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.
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
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
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