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2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will of WILPF

The final document of the NPT Review Conference was prevented from being adopted by Israel—a non-state party. The US, UK, and Canada issued statements refusing to accept the proposal on convening a meeting about potentially developing a Middle East weapon of mass destruction free zone, thus preventing the adoption of what would have been the weakest disarmament outcome in the Treaty’s recent history. 551 more words

Nuclear Weapons

107 states endorse the pledge as the Review Conference ends

As the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended, over 100 governments have committed to work for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons by endorsing the “Humanitarian Pledge.” … 297 more words

Nuclear Weapons

US, UK and Canada protect Israel's nuclear weapons

An Egyptian proposal for a nuclear weapons free Middle East as part of the UN nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) was blocked by the US, UK and Canada. 469 more words


¡Ya Basta! It’s all about the ban

 Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will of WILPF

The President’s new draft text for Main Committee I issued Thursday morning is a nuclear-armed state text. It sells out nuclear disarmament and serves those who seek to preserve and embolden the false perception of legitimacy of nuclear weapons asserted by nuclear-armed and their nuclear allied states. 1,191 more words

Nuclear Weapons

The Importance of Disarmament Education

Last week I spoke on a panel at the 2015 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on “Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education”, organized by the Mexican and Japanese Missions to the UN. 659 more words

All that's gold doesn't glitter

The 2015 NPT Review Conference limps to a conclusion on Friday. What started as a welcome opportunity to bring the evidence from the three HINW conferences and the renamed… 542 more words

Nuclear Disarmament