Nuclear weapons

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Devaluing nuclear weapons

February 12, 2013  No comments
Devaluing nuclear weapons

North Korea has carried out its third nuclear weapon test, despite warnings from the UN Security Council, triggering widespread condemnation. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called the test “deplorable” and a “clear and grave violation of the relevant UN... Read more

Understanding the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

February 7, 2013  No comments
Understanding the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

In a month’s time the government of Norway will host a global conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. This will be the first time that governments meet to discuss the issue of nuclear weapons through a humanitarian lens.... Read more

Trident renewal and banning nuclear weapons

February 4, 2013  No comments
Trident renewal and banning nuclear weapons

Recent comments by Liberal Democrat politicians in the Guardian newspaper have raised important questions about the government’s deliberations on whether or not to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear-armed submarine programme. Two significant points were made: 1) that the acquisition of... Read more

35 countries call for ban on nuclear weapons at United Nations

October 30, 2012  No comments
35 countries call for ban on nuclear weapons at United Nations

Switzerland delivered a statement on behalf of 35 countries at the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security concluding that, “All States must intensify their efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons and achieve a world free of nuclear weapons”. This... Read more

Restarting disarmament

May 4, 2012

Banning nuclear weapons

April 23, 2012

Norway announces conference in 2013 on humanitarian ...

April 22, 2012

Introduction – nuclear weapons

January 28, 2011
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