Three more Ban Treaty ratifications

Nigeria, Nieu and St Kitts & Nevis have all completed ratification to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the past days, taking the number of ratifications to 44. The Treaty will enter into force once 50 states have joined. Nigeria becomes the sixth African state to sign, while Nieu (Pacific) and

Remembering Nagasaki 75 years on

On August 9 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, just three days after the destruction and huge loss of life caused when the city of Hiroshima was attacked. The city of Nagasaki was not the intended target, but attacked simply because of the lack of fuel in

Ireland ratifies the Ban Treaty

Ireland has become the 41st state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) doing so on 6 August, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Ireland is the second European Union state to ratify the Treaty after Austria, the Holy See and San Marino have also joined the Treaty. Announcing

Remembering Hiroshima 75 years on

On August 6 1945 the United States dropped the first nuclear bomb used in conflict on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb was called “Little Boy” and killed more than 140,000 people, with many more dying as a result of the radiation exposure and other issues arising from the bombing. While the United States