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ICAN receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Yesterday, 10 December 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons…

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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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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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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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KBC Responds to Don’t Bank on the Bomb

KBC, a Belgian financial institution, responded to the 2016 update of Don’t Bank on the Bomb. The response reflects on KBC’s recently updated policy around weapons- including nuclear weapons. PAX welcomes the new KBC policy and appreciates the KBC engagement around the Don’t Bank on the Bomb report. The full response can be read here, and there is more information about the investments and the producer after the jump. Read more

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Trident Renewal- The companies behind the bomb

On Monday 18 July the UK Parliament decided to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system. Let’s take a quick look at what companies make which parts…..

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Cambridge will divest from nuclear weapon producers!

The City Council of Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) has  voted unanimously to divest their $1Bn pension fund from nuclear weapons producing companies. Read more

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Briefing paper: Banning investment

In May, diplomats in Geneva will resume discussions on how to create and maintain a nuclear weapons free world.  It is important for those discussions to include a range of options and activities that can be undertaken now- even by countries that don’t have nuclear weapons. Read more

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