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Making use of the nuclear ban treaty

On July 7, 2017, the United Nations adopted a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons following negotiations over 5 weeks during March, June and July. 122 countries voted in favour…

The nuclear ban is coming. Draft treaty released.

The United Nations negotiations for a legally binding agreement on the prohibition of nuclear weapons have moved into the next (and possibly penultimate) stage. On May 22, Ambassador Whyte Gómez…

UN Secretary-General commits to nuclear abolition

On Monday January 23, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced his commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Speaking by video message to the opening of the Conference on Disarmament at…

Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (1)

On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus its very first resolution Resolution 1 (I), which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure…