Nuclear Ban info: the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

On 7 July 2017 an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopted a landmark global agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. On 22 January 2021, the treaty will enter into force.

The following are links to a range of external sources of information, comment and news

Background information

Entry into force, 22 January 2021

With 50 governments having ratified the treaty, it enters into force on 22nd January 2021. This will be a significant date, and an opportunity to broaden awareness of the treaty and what it means. We hope the resources on this page are helpful in telling the story so far and in signposting future possibilities and actions.

News and comment

In relation to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Don’t bank on the bomb

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