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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

UN talks on multilateral disarmament: you can run but you can’t hide.

As debate in the UK is pre-occupied with renewal of Trident there is an apparent lack of awareness that the world of non-proliferation and disarmament is changing around us. by Steven Hucklesby via OpenDemocracy The UK has consistently opposed discussion at the … Read More

OEWG Observations

The Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) established late last year by the UNGA for ‘taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’ recently concluded the second of its three 2016 sessions. Several aspects of its work warrant reflection as the dust settles. By Tim Caughley via UNIDIR A … Read More

Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

via OpenDemocracy With opposition to Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week’s UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without nuclear weapons.       As thousands gather to demonstrate in … Read More

The Austrian Pledge to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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by Dr Rebecca Johnson Driven by “the imperative of human security for all”, Austria pledged at the HINW conference to work to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks”. The Third International Conference on … Read More

A new generation: taking over the reins of nuclear abolition

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The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) opens in Vienna today, with arguments for humanitarian disarmament gathering speed. This time the UK and the US will attend. What will be the likely outcome? by Rebecca Johnson via … Read More

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