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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Remember victims and respond to survivors: states must join the nuclear ban treaty

August 6, 2018  Comments are off
Graphic: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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

June 19, 2018  Comments are off
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

April 17, 2018  Comments are off
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 ...

February 5, 2018

ICAN collects Nobel Peace Prize for treaty banning n...

December 10, 2017

Media Advisory: ICAN to collect Nobel Peace Prize on...

December 8, 2017

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
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