Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The AUKUS security partnership, announced last September, has muddied the pool of non-proliferation. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Nuclear weapons test

A United Nations meeting in Vienna mapped out a plan for participating states to “free the world” of nuclear weapons, reports Pip Hinman.

As our world spirals toward the catastrophe of nuclear war, there has never been a greater need for a new global balancing and a rejection of great power war, exploitation and aggression, writes Kate Hudson.

Peace

Peace is not just the absence of war; it is real security, writes Jeremy Corbyn.

Unions, anti-war activists and scientists are speaking out against the plan to build a nuclear-powered submarine base, which will open the door to the nuclear industry and nuclear weapons' manufacturing. Isaac Nellist reports.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law on January 22 for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017, writes Vijay Prashad.

Nuclear weapons are in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. But the adoption of a new United Nations treaty could kickstart a re-energised effort to abolish these expensive, dangerous and immoral weapons.

On July 7, the UN General Assembly adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the nuclear ban treaty. It was voted in by 122 countries, with only one country voting against.

However, all nine nuclear weapon states, and most nuclear umbrella states, failed to attend the treaty negotiations and boycotted the vote.

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