Nuclear Ban Treaty

  • Nuclear Ban Treaty Enters Into Force

    Today, January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Ban Treaty, enters into force. For the first time in history, nuclear weapons are illegal under international law. Ploughshares Fund applauds this milestone in our efforts to realize a world free of...

    January 20, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Grantee Spotlight: Beatrice Fihn

    Beatrice Fihn is executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) — the coalition that worked tirelessly to promote the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work and Beatrice accepted the prize with Setsuko...

    January 6, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal

    On October 24, 2020 (UN Day), the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Ban Treaty, received its 50th ratification from Honduras triggering its formal entry into force. The treaty will become effective on  January 22, 2021 — two days after Inauguration Day in the United...

    November 5, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Banning the Bomb

    Since this recent recording, on October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, triggering entry into force on January 22, 2021.

    October 7, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Beatrice Fihn on California and the Nuclear Ban

    We had the privilege of hearing Beatrice Fihn speak about California's role in the problem of nuclear weapons, the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the importance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Watch her full remarks in the video.

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Grantee ICAN Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    On October 6, 2017, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). According to the Nobel CommitteeICAN is receiving the award "for...

    October 6, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on...

    September 29, 2017 - By Will Lowry
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The July 7 adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by 122 nations at the United Nations in New York was an historic event. For the first time since the introduction of the atomic bomb in 1945, nuclear weapons — like biological and chemical weapons — are now banned by a...

    July 10, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • UN Talks to Ban Nukes Begin

    This is a big week for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the coalition of 440 organizations from all over the world – many from the Global South – that is striving to ban the bomb. It is a big week for everyone concerned about growing...

    March 27, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund