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Breakdown of L.41 Voting Result

SUMMARY OF VOTING RESULT States that voted yes Of the 123 sates that voted yes to resolution L.41, 44 were from Africa, 29 from Latin America & the Caribbean, 12 from Western Asia, 11 from Southeast Asia, 11 from the Pacific, six from Western Europe, five from South Asia, and two from Central Asia. Non-voting… Continue reading Breakdown of L.41 Voting Result

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Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The document was circulated on Wednesday by its lead sponsors Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and Nigeria and follows on from the recommendation of a UN Working Group, at which the overwhelming majority… Continue reading Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

UN talks recommend negotiations of nuclear weapons ban treaty

In a dramatic final day, the groundbreaking UN talks on nuclear disarmament concluded by making a clear recommendation to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Known as the “Open-Ended Working Group” (OEWG), the talks have taken place in February, May and August of this year and have outlined a number of elements that… Continue reading UN talks recommend negotiations of nuclear weapons ban treaty

8 out of 10 Swedes want the government to pursue a ban on nuclear weapons

In April, the Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons carried out an opinion poll in Sweden on whether the Swedish government should work towards a ban on nuclear weapons. The result showed that 8 out of 10 agree that Sweden should actively pursue a treaty banning nuclear weapons. “When the rhetoric of nuclear-armed states gets more… Continue reading 8 out of 10 Swedes want the government to pursue a ban on nuclear weapons

PAX on nuclear weapons

PAX is a proud member of ICAN and adapts nuclear disarmament campaigns to the Dutch and international context. PAXinforms, mobilizes and speaks out for nuclear disarmament and produces the annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb global study on investments in nuclear weapons producers. This year our Dutch campaigners have been celebrating various national successes: As a result of… Continue reading PAX on nuclear weapons

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Obama visits Hiroshima while modernizing US nuclear arsenals

As US President Barack Obama prepares for a historic visit to Hiroshima, the place where one nuclear detonation caused over 140,000 casualties, the United States is embarking on a massive nuclear weapons modernization programme of 1 trillion USD – ensuring that the US will be nuclear-armed for decades to come. The Obama administration is reportedly… Continue reading Obama visits Hiroshima while modernizing US nuclear arsenals