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Joint International Health Statement for the 1st Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: policy positions & testimony

Joint statement from international health federations including International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, PSR’s international affiliate, ahead of the First Meeting of State Parties, taking place June 2022.


Legality of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | Nuclear Weapons Abolition | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: reports

Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.


Ban Treaty Handout

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

Quick guide to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approved by the U.N. on July 7, 2017.


The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

Fact sheet on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the United Nations July 7, 2017.


Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: policy positions & testimony

Full text of the Ban Treaty approved by the United Nations on July 7, 2017. Preamble The States Parties to this Treaty, Determined to contribute to the realization of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear …

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Can We Prevent Nuclear War?

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: video & audio

PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on the threat to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, and what we can do to eliminate this threat. Many experts believe that the danger of nuclear war is greater now than during the Cold War. Dr. Helfand asks you to take meaningful action …

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