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.
Ahead of NPT, UK orgs call on government to support rules based international system
The second Preparatory Committee of the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will be held in Geneva next week. Ahead of this, signatories from 30 UK-based organisations – many of whom are partners of the International Campaign... Read more
Reckless development on a dangerous status quo: new US nuclear policy and UK govt sil...
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
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