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UN talks to ban nuclear weapons: what can they achieve?

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What should the nuclear ban treaty include – and what difference does it make, if nuclear-armed governments refuse to join the talks? by Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy   Although most nuclear-armed governments have made a point of publicly endorsing the … 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

YouGov Poll: 75% of the public in favour of British government attending UN Nuclear Ban Treaty negotiations

via Pressenza 75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion … Read More

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

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

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