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.
Remember victims and respond to survivors: states must join the nuclear ban treaty
Seventy-three years ago this week, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 210,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the bombings. Many more died in the weeks, months and years... Read more
Disarmament as a means to build peace
On 14 June, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights convened an intersessional workshop on the right to peace, mandated by the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/RES/35/4) to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace... Read more
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