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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First week of nuclear ban negotiations over, with humanitarian impact at core of work

April 1, 2017  Comments are off
First week of nuclear ban negotiations over, with humanitarian impact at core of work

At the UN in New York this week, the majority of the world’s countries joined together to start negotiating a categorical prohibition of nuclear weapons. One hundred and thirty-two countries participated in the negotiations during this first week, with the... Read more

Core prohibitions and obligations for the nuclear ban treaty: statement by Article 36

March 29, 2017  Comments are off
Core prohibitions and obligations for the nuclear ban treaty: statement by Article 36

United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination Statement for Topic 2. Core prohibitions: effective legal measures, legal provisions and norms Wednesday 29 March 2017 Delivered by Elizabeth Minor, Article... Read more

States begin historic negotiations to ban nuclear weapons, whilst US protests outside

March 27, 2017  Comments are off
States begin historic negotiations to ban nuclear weapons, whilst US protests outside

Today at the United Nations in New York, negotiations commenced on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons due to their catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Mr Toshiki Fujimori, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, contributed testimony about his experiences to the opening of... Read more

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
UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation...
May 3, 2016
The legal gap and urgency of a treaty banning nuclea...
February 24, 2016
‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’: roundtab...
November 12, 2015
70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is...
August 6, 2015
How to defuse the devices of the nuclear-armed state...
June 1, 2015
Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
May 21, 2015
Presentation to the British Nuclear Test Veterans As...
May 16, 2015
Presentation to NPT side event on Banning Nuclear We...
May 14, 2015
The underrepresentation of low-income countries in n...
May 12, 2015
Filling the legal gap: The prohibition of nuclear we...
May 3, 2015
Weapons technologies that threaten us today: Remarks...
April 28, 2015
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