Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

  • July 8, 2017

    Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York yesterday adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.

  • January 20, 2017

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is set to protest outside the US embassy today to demand an end to Donald Trump's arms race, coinciding with his presidential inauguration. Thousands are expected as part of a series of co-ordinated protests.

  • April 13, 2016

    Seventy years after the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a commemorative visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park, making him the most senior US official to have ever done so.

  • July 2, 2014

    Quakers in Britain have expressed strong disagreement with the conclusion of the report published by the Trident Commission on 1 July which says the UK should retain its nuclear deterrent.

  • July 1, 2014

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) today (1 July) published a response to the Concluding Report of the Trident Commission, entitled Against the Tide.

  • April 19, 2013

    As states gather in Geneva next week at the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty's Preparatory Committee, the UK "cannot afford to sit on the fence", says CND

  • June 2, 2010

    The coalition government will come under pressure on nuclear weapons today, as a number of new MPs from different parties visit Downing Street to call for government action on disarmament.

  • May 7, 2010

    After years of pressure from civil society groups, churches and others, a majority of the governments represented in New York now want a nuclear weapons convention.

  • May 6, 2010

    The states who are party to the 2010 Review Conference have been positive in affirming the so called 'three pillars' of the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). These are the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament by the Nuclear Weapons States, and the right to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

    It is this last point, however, that has increasingly concerned me over the first week of this Review Conference.

  • April 10, 2010

    A statue of the Virgin Mary that part-survived the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki is to be exhibited in New York ahead of an international non-proliferation conference.