Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative

From time to time, there is news about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and we will try to post it here in a timely manner. But in the spirit of true confession, the best place to get the most current news about the Treaty is on the ICAN site: www.icanw.org.

Here’s some recent information:

As of March 2022, 89 nations have signed the Treaty and 60 have ratified or acceded to the Treaty. Those 60 are called states parties. The last state to join the Treaty was Cote d’Ivoire on March 24, 2022.

The Treaty includes a provision for the First Meeting of States Parties to be held one year after the Treaty enters into force. That meeting will happen in Vienna, Austria. It was scheduled for January 2022, but it was bumped into the future by covid considerations, first rescheduled for March, it was bumped again. It is now scheduled for June 21-23, 2022.

The FMSP will be a three day meeting, expected to highlight the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons use and testing and to discuss concrete steps that can be taken to implement provisions of the Treaty.

In a surprising development, Norway and Germany have announced they will attend the FMSP. This represents the first break in the solid front presented by nuclear armed states and their allies (in this case, NATO); until this announcement the refusal to acknowledge the Treaty was almost universally adhered to, with the exception of some mention in a couple of European parliaments.

ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is the official liaison for non-govermental organization (NGO) participation in the FSMP.

Leading up to the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), hundreds of individuals and civil society organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of citizens, have written the letter below to President Biden calling for the U.S. to sign, ratify, and implement the TPNW.
Press Release For immediate release: June 22, 2022 Contact: Sofia Rose Wolman, nuclearbancollab@gmail.com While Global Support Keeps Growing for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Boycotts First Meeting of States Parties U.S. Representatives and Archbishop Speak Out in Support of the Treaty The historic First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty […]
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2022 Forty years after a million people rallied in New York City for nuclear disarmament, organizations representing hundreds of thousands are releasing a Statement on Tuesday, June 7, calling on the United States to join ground-breaking diplomatic talks to eliminate nuclear weapons later this month. So far, 61 United Nations […]
Register and Join us on Monday June 13 for part TWO of our two-part media workshop series! 4pm PST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST. (And if you haven’t yet, please sign the Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.) Yasmeen Silva will join us again […]
Register and Join us on Thursday June 2nd for part ONE of our two-part media workshop series! 4pm PST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST. (And if you haven’t yet, please sign the Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.) This 90 minute workshop will be […]
First Meeting of States Parties set for June 21-23 in Vienna
The first official Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been set for June 21-23 in Vienna, Austria. This meeting has been delayed several times by Covid-19 health concerns, but it now looks quite hopeful that these dates will hold. Events will be scheduled around the First Meeting, […]
Cote d’Ivoire is #60!
This news from ICAN and the United Nations—Cote d’Ivoire deposited its instrument of ratification with the Secretary General of the United Nations of March 24, 2022, becoming the 60th state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It is also the 11th African state to join the Treaty. According to the terms […]
Leading up to the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), hundreds of individuals and civil society organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of citizens, have written the letter below to President Biden calling for the U.S. to sign, ratify, and implement the TPNW.
Press Release For immediate release: June 22, 2022 Contact: Sofia Rose Wolman, nuclearbancollab@gmail.com While Global Support Keeps Growing for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Boycotts First Meeting of States Parties U.S. Representatives and Archbishop Speak Out in Support of the Treaty The historic First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty […]
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2022 Forty years after a million people rallied in New York City for nuclear disarmament, organizations representing hundreds of thousands are releasing a Statement on Tuesday, June 7, calling on the United States to join ground-breaking diplomatic talks to eliminate nuclear weapons later this month. So far, 61 United Nations […]
Register and Join us on Monday June 13 for part TWO of our two-part media workshop series! 4pm PST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST. (And if you haven’t yet, please sign the Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.) Yasmeen Silva will join us again […]
Register and Join us on Thursday June 2nd for part ONE of our two-part media workshop series! 4pm PST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST. (And if you haven’t yet, please sign the Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons and on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.) This 90 minute workshop will be […]
First Meeting of States Parties set for June 21-23 in Vienna
The first official Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been set for June 21-23 in Vienna, Austria. This meeting has been delayed several times by Covid-19 health concerns, but it now looks quite hopeful that these dates will hold. Events will be scheduled around the First Meeting, […]
Cote d’Ivoire is #60!
This news from ICAN and the United Nations—Cote d’Ivoire deposited its instrument of ratification with the Secretary General of the United Nations of March 24, 2022, becoming the 60th state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It is also the 11th African state to join the Treaty. According to the terms […]

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