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

Hiroshima: do the British Members of Parliament remember?

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When Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she’d press the nuclear button during the July 18 vote on Trident, what does that mean on the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing? Trident Part 2. Trident Part 1. by Rebecca Johnson via … 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

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