The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons prohibits the possession, development, deployment, use, and threat of use of nuclear weapons. It entered into force on January 22, 2021. The full text of the treaty is here.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation took part in the initial negotiations of the TPNW, and pushed especially for language that would make illegal not only the use of nuclear weapons, but also the threat of using nuclear weapons.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is actively continuing work on the implementation of this important treaty. As consultant to the UN Mission of Kiribati, NAPF is particularly involved in developing the treatyʼs “positive obligations”: the commitments to provide care, support and compensation to victims of past nuclear testing and attacks. We believe these positive obligations represent an important means of reckoning with the catastrophe of nuclearism, and also an important path forward towards building an anti-nuclear coalition founded upon humanitarian aims and care for our fellow human beings across all nations. We will be participating in the First Meeting of Statesʼ Parties in Vienna in March of 2022.