Evidence submitted by ICAN-UK


If the majority of the 184 non-nuclear weapon states parties to the NPT, who want a legally-binding timeframe for disarmament, do not see sufficient progress towards this goal, the current window of opportunity for nuclear abolition may not only close, but a new era of nuclear proliferation and terror may be opened.

The beginning of negotiations now on a Nuclear Weapons Convention with aspirational and practical steps for the short and long term would provide the political momentum to reach the summit of abolition and realise the legal obligations for nuclear disarmament enshrined by the NPT. The UK must act on its obligations and responsbilities and put its weight behind a global ban on nuclear weapons now.

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