States vote to start nuclear ban negotiations in 2017, campaigners urge UK to join
On 27 October, states at the UN General Assembly voted in favour of a landmark resolution mandating negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons in 2017 (see commentary on the resolution and the vote here). The majority of the world’s states support... Read more
UN talks conclude: Overwhelming majority of states want nuclear ban negotiations in 2...
On 19 August, talks at the UN in Geneva to identify ways forward towards nuclear disarmament concluded, with resounding support amongst states and a clear adopted recommendation for starting work on a new treaty comprehensively banning nuclear weapons as soon... Read more
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