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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been passed

“The world has been waiting for this legal norm for 70 years,” said Elayne Whyte Gomez, Costa Rica’s ambassador to the U.N., referring to the nuclear bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during World War II. The … Continue reading

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UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons: the chair of the conference is confident that it can be concluded by 7th July

ICAN reports that two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts have ended as representatives from more than 130 governments began work. More than 800 elected representatives from 42 nations helped ICAN to build support for this UN process … Continue reading

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Hiroshima survivor: “Nobody in any country deserves the same hell again.”

Yesterday the UN General Assembly’s negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began in New York. Over 115 governments, the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Pope and other … Continue reading

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The Hibakusha appeal for a nuclear ban treaty

At the end of November the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed sanctions on North Korea because of their nuclear test in September: Beatrice Fihn ‏@BeaFihn  Nov 30 retweeted UKUN_NewYork, adding that British nuclear weapons have the same unacceptable humanitarian consequences as … Continue reading

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