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On August 11, I attended a Disarmament Dinner organised by ICAN, to celebrate the historic UN adoption of the treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. ICAN began in Australia, and speakers outlined the history of this movement and called for support to encourage the...

ICAN Pacific Roundtable

On Monday November 21 I attended the ICAN roundtable focusing on the banning of nuclear weapons by Pacific Islands nations. In addition to those of us physically present a number of people joined the meeting via Skype, enabling representation from the Marshall...

Nuclear Ban Moves One Step Closer

United Nations disarmament talks ended in Geneva on August 19, with 107 nations backing a report recommending that a conference be held next year to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. An...
Congratulations to Cuba!

Congratulations to Cuba!

Cuba has now acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CMC) a move which is politically and strategically important. Cuba made a pledge to join the treaty in September 2015 and has now followed through to become a state party. Historically Cuba has been critical...