States Parties to the TPNW welcome the G20 affirmation of the inadmissibility of nuclear weapons use and threats, and call for action to reinforce it.

By Aaron Tovish, Steering Committee Member, NoFirstUse Global States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), meeting in New York from 27 November to 1 December 2023, adopted a declaration Our commitment to upholding the prohibition of nuclear weapons and averting their catastrophic consequences in which, amongst other things, they applauded […]

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 – have called on the nuclear-armed and allied states to […]

Nuclear Taboo from Norm to Law presented to the NPT Prep Com

As nuclear threats remain high from high tensions and/or armed conflict in Europe, East Asia and globally, States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty are meeting for two weeks (July 31-August 11) at the UN in Vienna in a Preparatory Committee Meeting (NPT Prep Com) for the 2026 NPT Review Conference. Today, at a special […]

G7 Hiroshima Summit backtracks on norm against nuclear weapons

NoFirstUse Global will push on to the NPT, G20 Delhi Summit and UN General Assembly to affirm and implement the norm Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA, who met in Hiroshima for the G7 Summit from May 19-21, adopted the G7 Leaders’ Hiroshima Vision on Nuclear Disarmament which reaffirmed commitments to […]

G7 Hiroshima Summit should reaffirm the Nuclear Taboo

Declaration of Public Conscience submitted to the G7 Summit in Hiroshima Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA, who are meeting in Hiroshima for the G7 Summit this week, should reaffirm the global norm against nuclear war and help make this norm part of accepted international law, according to a Declaration of […]

Former (nuclear) Naval Commander calls for UK conventional forces – not nuclear – to deter and address aggression

Commander Forsyth: Endorser of Nuclear Taboo: From Norm to Law, a Declaration of Public Conscience Commander Robert Forsyth (Royal Navy retired) has called on the United Kingdom to respond realistically to today’s military threats – including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – by adopting a policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, downsizing the nation’s nuclear forces […]

Launch of Nuclear Taboo: From Norm to Law

Launch of Nuclear Taboo: From Norm to Law, A Declaration of Public Conscience. On November 17, 2022, the G20 Leaders meeting in Bali (including leaders or foreign ministers of China, France, India, Russia, UK and USA) surprised the world by agreeing that “The threat of use or use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible” and including […]