Nuclear weapons discussed in the House of Lords

The government has reiterated its opposition to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons during a short discussion in the House of Lords this week. A question was asked by Baroness Sue Miller, who wrote the foreword to the report from the Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group, of which Christian CND is a partner.

Zimbabwe signs the Ban Treaty

Zimbabwe has become the 85th state to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, announcing the move over the weekend as the number of days until the Treaty comes into international law reached 50. The Treaty will make nuclear weapons illegal from Friday 22 January 2021. Zimbabwe is the 25th African state to

Nuclear Ban Treaty reaches its 50th ratification

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has today reached 50 ratifications, meaning that it will enter into legal force on 22 January 2021. Honduras confirmed ratification of the Treaty in New York today after Jamaica and Nauru joined on Friday The Treaty was agreed by the United Nations in July 2017 after negotiations

Tuvalu joins the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Tuvalu has become the 47th state to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, confirming the move on Tuesday 13 October (UK time). That means there are just 3 more states required to ratify the Treaty in order for it to come into force. Tuvalu is the ninth Pacific island nation to join