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The intern reports 1/ Nukes, Basketball and Superheroes

After a month of being the new intern, it’s time to play around with some…

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Nobel Foundation to divest from nuclear weapon producers

On Friday 27 October, the Nobel Foundation announced its intention to divest…

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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Don’t Bank on the Bomb is a project from PAX supporting the International…

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Amalgamated Bank- a step in the right direction

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons…

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50 countries sign the nuclear ban treaty on first day

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially opened for signature, and responsible countries from around the world started signing up. Brazil was the first country to sign the Treaty, followed by 49 other countries representing all regions of the world: from Africa, Europe, South-America to the Pacific. Read more

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Nuclear weapons outlawed!

History was made when a majority of countries in the world adopted a ban on nuclear weapons. On 7 July 2017, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopted this landmark global agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Read more

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Ban treaty negotiations side event: Don’t Bank on the Bomb

As the negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons continue in the UN in New York, PAX organised as side event about the implementation of a prohibition on the financing of in the new treaty. On the panel were Bonnie Docherty (Harvard International Human Rights Law Clinic and Human Rights Watch), Susi Snyder (PAX) and Maaike Beenes (PAX). Read more

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PAX speaks to negotiators- finance is part of assistance

Today Selma van Oostwaard of PAX delivered a statement calling for financing to be included in the next draft of the Convention to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. The full statement is below.  Read more

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Nuclear Weapon Prohibition negotiations resume

This morning in New York negotiations resumed on the Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The draft is a good basis for discussion, and includes strong language including on the prohibition of assisting with any making, having or using of nuclear weapons. PAX would like to see the treaty also forbid financing. Read more

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Briefing paper: Banning investment – An explicit prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapons producers

On March 27, negotiations started in the United Nations in New York on a new legally binding instrument banning nuclear weapons. PAX submitted a working paper to the conference on the issue of an explicit prohibition on financing in the new treaty.

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