Remarks to the French Senate on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, 30 January 2014
Remarks by Thomas Nash, Director, Article 36, Monday 20 January 2014 I will set out some thoughts about the concept of a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. a recognition of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons need to build... Read more
Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Parties to the CCW, 14 November 2013
Thank you Mr President We hold this meeting against a background of ongoing conflict where we see high levels of civilian harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. In particular we are seeing harm to civilians from... Read more
Statement on ‘Ways of Work’ delivered to the UN First Committee, 29 October 2013
There is often more to be frustrated about than satisfied with when it comes to General Assembly discussions on disarmament issues. That said, in this past year there has been some noteworthy progress in disarmament and arms control. Just a few weeks ago the General Assembly held its first ever high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament, at which the majority of delegations who took the floor reaffirmed their determination to work to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. On the same day, the Security Council adopted its first resolution on small arms and light weapons. In Geneva, while the Conference on Disarmament continued to flounder, the open-ended working group sparked discussions that moved states away from entrenched national positions. And just since June, over 100 states have signed the Arms Trade Treaty.