The Non-Aligned Movement, representing 120 countries, submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly late last week laying out the general mandate and dates for a special United Nations process to advance comprehensive nuclear disarmament – a United Nations High-Level Conference for Nuclear Disarmament.
On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here we answer some frequently asked questions about how the treaty will operate. + What activities does the treaty prohibit? The treaty prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, […]
At the United Nations in New York, a meeting convened by a December 2016 vote of the UN General Assembly has voted to make nuclear weapons illegal.
There will be a long process as nations decide (or not) to ratify this new agreement—don’t hold your breath on our fine nation adopting this—but let’s sing and dance and PARTY for a strong move in the world in the right direction!
For the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war, a global treaty has been negotiated that proponents say would, if successful, lead to the destruction of all nuclear weapons and forever prohibit their use. Negotiators representing two-thirds of the 192-member United Nationsfinalized the 10-page treaty this week after months of talks.
L’ONU adopte un traité bannissant l’arme atomique : 9 pays détenteurs de l’arme nucléaire dont la France deviennent “hors la loi” internationale
L’ONU vient d’adopter, ce vendredi 7 juillet 2017, et au terme de trois semaines de négociations entre 141 Etats, un traité bannissant l’arme atomique. Neuf pays détenteurs de l’arme nucléaire – dont la France – ont boycotté ces négociations internationales et se placent donc hors la loi humaine. Il importe à présent que les peuples et les populations fassent pression sur leurs dirigeants pour qu’ils appliquent cette décision internationale.
United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination
Financing of nuclear weapons production, whether through investment or direct budget allocation, aids and assists the production of nuclear weapons. The legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons being negotiated should therefore include a prohibition on financing of nuclear weapons production.