Let's take the finger off the nuclear button.

Achieving a safer world and supporting disarmament through no-first-use nuclear policies.

Adoption of no-first-use policies by nuclear armed states​

Building support for no-first-use in nuclear allied states

Why is this important?

From the blog

Events

January 7, 2022

Fulfil the NPT: From nuclear threats to human security

Held in conjunction with the 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The event included presentation of the Open Letter, endorsed by over 800 civil society representatives, to the NPT Review Conference.

Take action

Public opinion is essential in shifting world leaders towards adopting NFU policies. Help create the political will by signing these two appeals:

Social Media Action: Don't even think about starting a nuclear war

We invite you to take a photo of yourself and/or a colleague holding a sign ‘Don’t even think about starting a nuclear war’ outside the embassies or consulates of nuclear armed states – in particular China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA.

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Resources on no-first-use

Existing
policies

China and India have declared no-first-use policies. What does this mean? Can they be strengthened?

Legislative
measures

No-first-use legislation has been introduced into the US Congress, and discussed in the UK and other parliaments. Find out more.

Statements, appeals and resolutions

No-first-use is supported by various parliamentary resolutions and statements by political leaders, legislators and civil society leaders.

Bibliography


What do academics, policy analysts, other experts and news media say about no-first-use. Peruse our database of articles and papers.