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2017 Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear disarmament group ICAN

Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb Holding the banner: Lesley Docksey (left) and  Sharon Dolev from Israel  “The organisation is receiving the award … Continue reading

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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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121 nations endorsed the Humanitarian Pledge: the harm caused by nuclear weapons explosions & testing is unacceptable

“Stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks” The Humanitarian Pledge offers one argument that could make Trident dead in the water that Labour, CND and the mainstream media are failing to … Continue reading

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