August 6 is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. August 9 is the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki. Civil society groups around the world are taking action on these days to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Join the Chain Reaction. Plan your action/event for
On 29 August 1949, the Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear weapon, code-named First Lightning, a nuclear chain reaction that caused radioactive contamination over a large area of Kazakhstan. Over the next 40 years, the Soviet Union detonated another 455 nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan, 115 above ground and 340 underground.
Chain Reaction 2016, a series of nuclear disarmament events around the world, kicked off on July 8 with events in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United States and other places. On this date in 1996, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) affirmed that the threat or use of
July 8, 2016 Chain Reaction 2016, a series of events and actions at nuclear-weapons and nuclear-disarmament related sites around the world, was launched today in Sydney during an International Peoples’ Tribunal on Nuclear Weapons and the Destruction of Human Civilisation. ‘A nuclear bomb destroys through an uncontrollable chain reaction of
Civil society played a key role in the success of the UN deliberations on nuclear disarmament in Geneva from May 2-13. There is now strong momentum for the start in 2017 of multi-lateral negotiations for nuclear disarmament – something which has been blocked for nearly 20 years. UNFOLD ZERO representatives
The May 2-13 sessions of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG) ended today with indications that a group of non-nuclear countries is ready to start negotiations in 2017 on a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons. The proposal was put forward by
Governments and NGOs met in Geneva this week for the first three days of the May sessions of the Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations (OEWG). For two weeks, they are discussing the why, what and how to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world: Why – risks
UNFOLD ZERO congratulates the winners of the United Nations Poster for Peace contest, announced on 19 April; First place: Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru for Spinning Peace. Second-place: Michelle Li from the United States for Peace in Our Hands. Third place: Anjali Chandrashekar for Cutting Barriers through Peace. Honorable