Tag Archive for: nuclear weapons

Largest Dutch pension fund to divest from nuclear weapons

The largest Dutch pension fund, the civil servants fund ABP, has decided to…

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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 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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Banking on a ban: nuclear ban negotiations side event

On the opening day of the UN negotiations for a new legal instrument banning nuclear weapons, PAX and the Future of Life Institute hosted a side event on the impact a treaty banning nuclear weapons would have on nuclear-armed states. Speakers included Fabian Hamilton, Member of the UK Parliament; John Tierney (Council for a Livable World); Max Tegmark (Future of Life Institute & MIT); and Ray Acheson (Reaching Critical Will of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). Read more

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Swiss initiatives to ban investments in nuclear weapons

by Dominique Jaussi, co-founder Business & Human Rights Conform (BHRC) Does…

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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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The 2015 report is now available!

The 2015 Report is now available as well as the Press Release Learn more through…

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Airbus

Airbus (formerly EADS) is a Dutch company that produces and maintains the M51 submarine-launched nuclear missiles for the French navy. Through joint venture MBDA,  Airbus is also providing medium-range air-to-surface missiles to the French air force. It is unclear if the new MBDA – Larsen & Toubro joint venture will produce nuclear or only conventional missiles for the Indian arsenal.

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BWX Technologies Inc

BWX Technologies (“BWXT”) formerly known as Babcock & Wilcox Company operates several US nuclear weapons facilities through joint ventures. These facilities including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), previously known as the Nevada Test Site, each of which are engaged in aspects of nuclear warhead modernisation for the US arsenal and have also provided data to UK nuclear labs.   Along with other partners, BWXT was cited for substandard performance in recent years, and relevant US government agencies were criticized for renewing contracts anyway.

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems (United Kingdom) is involved in the nuclear weapons programmes of France, the UK and the US. It produces key components for Trident II (D5) missiles for the US and UK nuclear arsenals. It also produces US Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) systems. BAE Systems is also part of the MBDA joint venture and provides nuclear armed air-to-surface missiles for France.

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