2023 Nuclear Spending Report

Today, June 17th, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons launched its fifth annual report on nuclear weapons spending. Surge: 2023 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending Their report shows over $91 billion spent on nuclear weapons in 2023, an increase of over 10 billion from 2022. That is $2,898 per second wasted on nuclear weapons. This…

Climate and Nuclear Weapons Link-Up

Activists at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, the COP 28 in Dubai, and the 2nd Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the 2MSP in New York met via zoom on November 30 to share experiences from the two big overlapping international meetings. The conversation included activists from the Warheads…

Djibouti signs TPNW

On January 9, 2023, the small island country of Djibouti became the 92nd country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Djibouti voted in favor of the treaty at the treaty negotiations in 2017 and is the latest country to finally sign it. Another 30 countries voted for the treaty and…

TPNW: More signatures and ratifications

September 22, 2022: Five more countries signed the TPNW and two more ratifications were deposited at a special high-level side event during the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York. This is traditionally a time each year when presidents, prime ministers and other high-level dignitaries come to the UN In NY to deliver…

Cities Appeal Signed by Ottawa and Turin

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Ottawa, Canada; Turin, Italy: The capital city of Canada unanimously approved a motion to join the Cities Appeal by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This Appeal calls on the Canadian government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The City Council recognized that…

New Australian Prime Minister Supports the TPNW

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Australians went to the polls on May 20th, and elected a new center-left government after nine years of rule by a conservative coalition. The new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has promised sweeping changes in a wide range of policy areas, including stronger commitment to tackling the climate crisis and addressing indigenous rights.…