Towards a humanitarian ban on nuclear weapons
Over the past six years, a concerted effort by committed States, international organizations and civil society to reframe the international discourse on nuclear weapons around humanitarian considerations has gathered significant support. Momentum is now building towards the negotiation of a... Read more
UK parliament votes to keep nuclear weapons as momentum gathers for ban treaty
On 18 July, a majority of MPs voted for the continuation of the UK’s possession of nuclear weapons, endorsing the replacement of the four submarines that the UK uses to continuously convey weapons of mass destruction around the oceans –... Read more
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’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