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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

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

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

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

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

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