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Nine heads of state have the ability to launch more than 13,000 nuclear weapons between them, threatening all life on this planet.
To address this existential peril, a global majority of nations have negotiated a treaty to finally outlaw nuclear weapons. The 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the circuit breaker to the nuclear status quo. It is our best chance against our worst weapon.
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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.
Ban Advocate Profile: Cycling for a nuclear weapons-free world
CAMPAIGN NEWS: By Jesse Boylan Before he turns 80, John Stace wants to ride 80 km a day for 80 days—and he is well on his way. A former doctor, Stace began practicing emergency medicine in the 1960s in Papua New Guinea (PNG). There, he treated sick children and...
Media Release: Nuclear-powered submarines dramatically increase proliferation risks.
CAMPAIGN NEWS: MEDIA RELEASE: “Nuclear-powered submarines dramatically increase proliferation risks.”14th March 2023 In response to the AUKUS announcement that Australia plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US and the UK in a multi-stage plan, Nobel...
Briefing note: nuclear-powered submarines, B-52 aircraft and nuclear weapons
CAMPAIGN NEWS: Key points The most effective way for Australia to ensure its nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation credentials is to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Australia should not put additional obstacles in the...