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Graphic depicting the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. An outline of Cuba sits in between the US and the Soviet Union flags, there is a mushroom cloud in the background and many nuclear weapons across the top of the image
Rachael | BWI

Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 – 60 years

60 years after this near nuclear catastrophe, we yet again see ourselves on the brink of nuclear war. Learn about the presence of Soviet Union missiles in Cuba, the US naval blockade, impact on Cuban civilians, and the peaceful negotiations which followed. What has been termed one of the most dangerous moments in human history must never be repeated.

Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 – 60 years
Nuclear weapons ICAN poster displaying world map in grey and white
Flickr | Wales for Peace

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

With the NPT 10th review conference underway, we continue to witness the stock piling of nuclear weapons in nuclear states. Russia's nuclear war threats, Iran's growing nuclear programme, Chinese and Taiwanese tensions, and North Korean nuclear missile testing, puts the world in an incredibly dangerous position. With 13,000 nuclear warheads still in existence, and growing, now is the time to reinforce commitments to a nuclear free world, and ensure the lasting safety and peace of civilians and our planet.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
ICAN-Australia

Meeting of State Parties (TPNW)

After several postponements, the first Conference of State Parties to the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will take place on June 21-23, 2022 in Vienna. With the ongoing war in Ukraine and repeated threats from Russia to use nuclear weapons, this conference is more important than ever. Focusing on the devastating humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, the main goal therefore its to have all UN states implement and sign the obligations of the 2021 Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Meeting of State Parties (TPNW)
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No First Use - Nuclear Policy

As the 76th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing looms, peace and anti-nuclear campaigners are calling for the US to adopt a No First Use policy – preventing the US from ever initiating the first use of nuclear weapons. The policy aims to reduce the risk of nuclear war, but also to support the case for nuclear disarmament and stop proliferation. Will Biden join China and sign an unconditional NFU policy, setting the example for other countries to follow?

No First Use - Nuclear Policy
United States Department of Defense

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

In February 2018 the U.S. Department of Defense presented a review of their nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and position for the next 5 to 10 years. Find information on the key issues here.

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

This is the first international agreement signed by 50 countries on July 7th, 2017. The treaty prohibits the development, testing and production of nuclear weapons with the goal of complete elimination.

Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty
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