Nuclear weapons

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Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks

May 31, 2016  Comments are off
Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks

The United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nuclear Disarmamentcompleted its second and most substantive session in Geneva earlier this month. At Westminster on 24th May, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Weapons and the Protection of Civilians held a roundtable briefing for parliamentarians... Read more

State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who is represented?

May 17, 2016  Comments are off
ICAN protest in Geneva © ICAN

May’s session of the OEWG ended with strong support from the majority of the countries present for a new international legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. The majority of the world’s countries – 127 nations – have endorsed the Humanitarian... Read more

Statement on nuclear weapons and security to UN talks

May 12, 2016  Comments are off
TN statement OEWG

On 12 May, Article 36’s Thomas Nash delivered the following statement on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) to the Open Ended Working Group at the UN in Geneva on legal measures for achieving nuclear disarmament:... Read more

UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation in discussion

May 3, 2016  Comments are off
OEWG room

In October 2015, states voted at the UN General Assembly to hold talks in 2016 on the legal measures and norms that will need to be concluded to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons. The discussions at this open-ended working group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament,... Read more

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
The economic impacts of a nuclear weapon detonation
March 30, 2015
Momentum towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty: What ...
March 16, 2015
Parliamentary debate on NPT discusses UK’s par...
March 16, 2015
Latin American and Caribbean states first to join Au...
March 13, 2015
Briefing to parliamentarians: the Vienna conference ...
January 26, 2015
Victim assistance in a treaty banning nuclear weapon...
January 21, 2015
Austria pledges to work for ban on nuclear weapons
December 9, 2014
The effects of nuclear weapons under international l...
December 7, 2014
UK ends boycott and participates in Vienna Conferenc...
December 7, 2014
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