Ban Brief

On March 27, 2017, a majority of the world’s nations will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to begin historic negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The Ban Brief offers regular updates on the ban negotiations, their background, and their implications. It is written by Tim Wright, Asia-Pacific director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and Ray Acheson, director of Reaching Critical Will.

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20 March 2017

A historic turning point for disarmament

Almost half a century has passed since governments concluded the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Today, most of the 190 states party would agree that too little has been done toward realizing its core objective: a world free of nuclear weapons.