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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

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NPT States parties call for No-First-Use policies

Photo: Ambassador Jarmo Viinanen (Finland), Chair of the 2023 NPT Prep Com. Amid heightened risks of nuclear war by crisis escalation, miscalculation, accident or intent, a growing number of States parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – including China and the New Agenda Coalition

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Resources on no-first-use


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


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.


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