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Historic UN vote to negotiate a Nuclear Ban Treaty in 2017

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On 27 October, the UN General Assembly’s Disarmament and Security Committee voted for negotiations in 2017 on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, with momentous consequences for Trident renewal. by Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy   Over 71 years after atomic … Read More

European Parliament votes support of UN nuclear prohibition treaty

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The European Parliament of a Green/ALE initiated resolution on ’nuclear security and nonproliferation’ which was overwhelmingly passed today (27 Oct 2016) by 415 votes in favour, with 124 against and 74 abstentions.   Article below via ICAN Brussels/Strasbourg. European Union’s legislature … Read More

UN votes to commence nuclear ban treaty negotiations in 2017 – ICAN

by ICAN The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting of the … Read More

Improving Transparency and Seeking Control over the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons

This is the fifth blog post in a series on official transparency reporting, where it struggles, and the important role civil society often plays in monitoring and improving global understanding of the trade and use of conventional weapons. by Natalie Goldring via Forum … Read More

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