A new era dawned today, 22nd January 2021, in which nuclear weapons now are prohibited – finally banned and outlawed – 75 years after their invention and use.
The landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), commonly known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty, entered into force today – 90 days having elapsed since 24 October 2020, when Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty.
The Nuclear Ban Treaty was negotiated UN in 2017 in New York and adopted by 122 peace loving Member States of the United Nations – a clear majority that rejected nuclear weapons and the illusory yet dangerous concept of nuclear deterrence. … Read More NUCLEAR WEAPONS: PROHIBITED, BANNED, OUTLAWED!
The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) becomes international law On 22 January 2021. Journalists are invited to join an Atomic Reporters online briefing at 16.30 on Monday 18 January 2021. Speakers, Alexander Kmentt, Director of the Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Daryl Kimball Executive… Read More Reporting the nuclear weapons ban – press briefing
Where will the new US administration take nuclear non proliferation after the bruising it has suffered in the Trump years? Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, addressed the question, and other concerns, when he spoke to Atomic Reporters’ Tariq Rauf in this video interview . It was part of a one-day seminar organized… Read More Atomic Reporters interviews: Steven Pifer, Director of Brookings’ Arms Control Initiative