All you need to know about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

On 7 July 2017, 122 States voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The treaty will open for signature at UN Headquarters in New York on 20 Sep 2017. Here are the answers for the most common questions on the nuclear ban treaty.


How does the treaty enter into force?

Who voted what?

What is prohibited?

How abut the obligations?

How would it work?

Can nuclear states join?

How about states in a military alliance?

How about Scotland?

What next?

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Peace Nobel Prize for “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. 


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