Government announces more money for Trident

The Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson MP, has announced the latest round of spending on Trident replacement with £235 million awarded to Derby based Rolls Royce. The contract will include the maintenance of the engines on the submarines which will carry Britain’s nuclear weapons. The cost of replacing the current Vanguard submarines with

South Africa ratifies the Ban Treaty

South Africa has become the latest state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons after completing the process at the United Nations in New York. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said, “South Africa’s ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons sends a positive signal of our continued commitment towards the achievement

El Salvador joins the Ban Treaty

El Salvador has become a party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons following official confirmation at the United Nations on Wednesday 30 January. El Salvador could not officially ratify the Treaty as many others have done, because it did not take part in the negotiations in 2017. It becomes the sixth state

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