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Take action: Biden and the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Two major upcoming events present new opportunities for action: a Biden Presidency and the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Use this tool to send a quick message to your federal representatives urging them to...

How Australia celebrated the 50th ratification

CAMPAIGN NEWS: On the 24th of October 2020 the world received the news that Honduras formally ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a day after Jamaica and Nauru submitted their ratifications. Honduras became the 50th state party, triggering the...

Setsuko Thurlow on the 50th ratification

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Below is the speech that Hiroshima survivor and nuclear abolition campaigner, Setsuko Thurlow, delivered after the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the 24th of October, 2020.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of...

The Treaty hits 50 ratifications!

CAMPAIGN NEWS:History was made today as the number of countries ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached 50. Honduras ratified the treaty overnight bringing the world a step closer to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Just a day ago, on...

Malaysia is #46!

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Malaysia has become the 46th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Its minister of foreign affairs, Hishammuddin Hussein, signed the instrument of ratification for the landmark disarmament treaty at a ceremony in the...

Former leaders and ministers get behind the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: An open letter has been released from former presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and defence ministers of countries allied to nuclear-armed states, in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It has been signed by 56...

WA parliament discusses the nuclear weapon ban treaty

CAMPAIGN NEWS: To commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6 members of the WA Parliament spent an hour discussing nuclear disarmament in the chamber during private members' business. It was led by Matthew Swinbourn MLC,...

United religious call for Australia to join nuclear ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Seventy-five years after the destruction of Hiroshima with one nuclear weapon, religious groups across Australia are raising the call for Australia to sign and ratify the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. An interfaith open letter...

Treaty Update

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons continues to progress. This month Sudan signed and Fiji and Botswana ratified the agreement, bringing the total number of signatories to 82 and...

Parliamentary Friends of the TPNW is launched

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Parliamentary Friends of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was launched via video-conference today, with former US Secretary of Defense William J Perry and the Director of Policy at the Ploughshares Fund, Tom Collina. The new group is a...