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Negotiating a global nuclear ban treaty: nuclear-armed states vs the UN

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By Dr Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy UN negotiations start today in New York on a global treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Ignoring cross-party commitments to multilateral nuclear disarmament, Theresa May’s Government will be absent. Five months ago, on 27 October, … Read More

UK NGOs: Government is on wrong side of history boycotting ban negotiations

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Today, ICAN UK sent a letter on behalf of 34 NGOs to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, emphasising our disappointment with the UK government’s current position on the ban treaty negotiations starting at the UN in … 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

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged to participate in multilateral disarmament progress at the UN

by Jon Stone via The Independent   Boris Johnson has been urged to back a United Nations initiative to restart efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Groups including Greenpeace UK, CND, and Quakers in Britain wrote to the … Read More

Dr Johnson’s statement on risk at the UN OEWG Geneva – 2nd May 2016

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Thank you Mr Chairperson, I am speaking on behalf of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, which is also a steering group partner in ICAN. I would like to thank Dr Patricia Lewis for her very thoughtful analysis of risk, … Read More

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