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?

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News

Fulfil the NPT: From nuclear threats to human security

Invitation to endorse an international Open Letter to the January 2022 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. From January 4-28, 2022, the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) will meet in-person at the United Nations in New York for the 10th NPT Review Conference.  This

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Events

July 15, 2021

International Launch of NoFirstUse Global

Held on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test, the first ever nuclear detonation.

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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

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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.