St Lucia becomes a party to the Ban Treaty

St Lucia has become a party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the 20th state to do so since it was agreed by the United Nations. St Lucia could not officially ratify the Treaty as many others have done, because it did not take part in the negotiations in 2017. It becomes

Leading UN figure calls for disarmament as talks start in Geneva

As talks on disarmament begin at the United Nations in Geneva, a leading UN figure has given a rallying cry to states for progress to be made on nuclear disarmament following years of impasse. Michael Møller is the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, which brings together states for dialogue on issues around nuclear disarmament and

Anniversary of UN Resolution on nuclear weapons

Thursday 24th January marks the 73rd anniversary of the first motion passed by the United Nations. The motion concerned nuclear weapons, and how the world needed to act to rid them from the arsenals of the world. The motion was unanimously agreed at the time, but despite the passing of 73 years, there are now

Safety risks of nuclear weapons revealed

The Ministry of Defence has revealed that there were 789 safety events at the facilities in Scotland which house Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system. The submarines are based at Faslane on the Clyde when not at sea, while the nuclear warheads are stored at nearby Coulport. The incidents were revealed by Defence Minister Stuart

Cambodia signs the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

As 2019 starts there is more good news for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (also known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty) as Cambodia has become the 70th state to sign the Treaty. The move, announced earlier this month, means that Singapore is the only Southeast Asian nation not to have signed the