Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons


The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

On July 7 2017 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was passed by the UN General Assembly. This was the culmination of extraordinary work by many individuals, organizations and governments. In recognition of this great achievement, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
But… the Treaty is not yet in effect. The Treaty must be ratified by 50 countries before it actually comes into effect. As of August 2020, 83 countries have signed the TPNW, but only 44 have ratified it so far (that is, are “parties” to the Treaty). LIST
Let’s get this done!  Our task – and your task – is to help ICAN get 6 more signatories.

Pragmora Nuclear Weapon Ban Campaign

Right now, with just a few mouse clicks, you can participate in Pragmora’s Nuclear Weapon Ban campaign. You can send an email from our Take Action page directly to government leaders to remind them that the only possible outcome of the use of nuclear weapons is unspeakable suffering and urge them to get their country to ratify the TPNW.   LEARN MORE


Key Players: ICAN  |  Reaching Critical Will (the disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) |  Arms Control Association
Core Document: Unspeakable suffering: the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons (Feb 2013)
Detailed Timeline of the TPNW can be found at Reaching Critical Will 
Timeline of Nuclear Weapons can be found at ICAN
Other Key Documents: