Since 1982, we have worked to create a
just and peaceful world, free of nuclear weapons.
We are a non-profit, non-partisan 501C(3), with consultative status to the United Nations
Economic and Social Council, recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.
“The clouds that parted following the end of the Cold War are gathering once more. We have been extraordinarily
lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy. Nor is it a shield from geopolitical tensions boiling over into nuclear conflict. Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.”
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 10th Review Conference, August 1, 2022
Spotlight on Benetick Kabua Maddison, Executive Director of the Marshallese Educational Initiative
For our third spotlight highlighting people in the nuclear disarmament sphere, we are excited to feature Benetick Kabua Maddison, Executive Director of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, as well as [...]
Dr. Ivana N. Hughes Appointed to the International Scientific Advisory Group
SANTA BARBARA, CA–Dr. Ivana N. Hughes, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), and a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Director of Frontiers of Science at Columbia University, [...]
NUCLEAR DANGERS WITH NOAM CHOMSKY AND DANIEL ELLSBERG
NAPF's latest Nuclear Dangers event, reflecting on the Ukraine War one year later, took place this past Thursday. The discussion with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg was introduced by [...]
Remembering Castle Bravo 69 Years Later
Castle Bravo Blast (Public Domain) Castle Bravo is the largest nuclear weapon test the United States (US) ever conducted. It was a seminal event in the nuclear [...]
Spotlight on Benetick Kabua Maddison, Executive Director of the Marshallese Educational InitiativeNAPF
For our third spotlight highlighting people in the nuclear disarmament [...]
Spotlight on Anna Ikeda, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) UN RepresentativeNAPF
For our second Spotlight highlighting people in the nuclear [...]
Spotlight on Christian N. Ciobanu – NAPF Policy and Advocacy CoordinatorNAPF
We are excited to introduce a new series on our [...]
WHAT IS THE TPNW?
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a historic international agreement among states concerned about the welfare of humanity. The treaty prohibits the possession, development, deployment, use, and threat of use of nuclear weapons. The TPNW also contains a robust framework for assisting victims of nuclear weapons and remediating contaminated environments. It entered into force on January 22, 2021 and the First Meeting of States Parties was held in Vienna, Austria on June 21-23, 2022… Read More
WHY IT MATTERS
Nuclear weapons threaten everything we have ever known, everything we love. They threaten the existence of human civilization and even of humanity itself. We must get rid of nuclear weapons before they get rid of us.
WHAT WE DO
With the TPNW in force, we work with states and NGO colleagues and partners, like ICAN, on strengthening the treaty, from getting more states to join it, to implementation of provisions to address past humanitarian consequences.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are about 13,000 nuclear weapons in the world.
Most of them are 10 to 100 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
All of the nuclear weapons states are modernizing their nuclear weapons arsenals.
The US plans up to $2 trillion on its nuclear arsenal modernization.
Dear NAPF Family,
Last month, photographs from around California, including from our home of Santa Barbara, reminded us that in a battle of human vs. nature, we can only hope for the best… Read more
FROM THE ARCHIVE
Evening for Peace, 2015
Sadako Peace Day, 2022
Nuclear Zero team at the ICJ, 2014
Kelly Lecture, 2012