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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 2017

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Updates and resources:

  • BNP Paribas Global Day of Action in NZ, on 26 September 2018
      on Facebook   On Twitter
  • Towards a Nuclear Free World - Our Next Generation, Under-Secretary for Disarmament and Arms Control Fletcher Tabateau, 12 September 2018
      Event details   Photo
  • Forum: Towards a Nuclear Free World - Our Next Generation, in Wellington on 12 September 2018   Details on Facebook   Pdf format
  • Cook Islands joins Treaty On the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 7 September 2018   On Facebook   On Scoop
    Treaty Accession Deposit Notification   Pacific island states: ban treaty status
  • 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Commemorative events in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • New Zealand ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 1 August 2018   On Facebook   On Twitter
      Voxy News   On Scoop
    • Treaty Ratification Deposit Notification, 31 July 2018   New Zealand (C.N.366.2018)   Tokelau (C.N.367.2018)

  • Happy anniversary! Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is one today, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 7 July 2018
  • 11th ratification: Costa Rica ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 5 July 2018
  • New Zealand's international treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, June - July 2018

  •     iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand submission, 8 June 2018
        ICRC / New Zealand Red Cross submission, 8 June 2018
        Key points for submissions on New Zealand's international treaty
        examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
        On Facebook   Formatted for printing   On Twitter   On Scoop
        Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee treaty examination
        concludes, 28 June 2018
        Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee Report released,
        2 July 2018 - More information - Read the report

  • New Zealand to ratify nuclear ban treaty, 14 May 2018
        on Facebook   on Twitter   French translation, Le Mouvement de la Paix
        Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control's announcement
        National Interest Analysis, 16 May 2018
  • A ‘light for all humanity’: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons and the progress of humanitarian disarmament, Bonnie Docherty, 8 May 2018 (published in Global Change, Peace & Security)
  • Palau is first Pacific state to ratify nuclear ban treaty, iCAN Aotearoa
        New Zealand, 4 May 2018   Radio New Zealand, 7 May 2018
        Palau's Instrument of Ratification   Pacific states: ban treaty status
  • Second Preparatory Committee for the NPT 2020 Review Conference, 23 April to 4 May 2018
    • Draft Chair's factual summary Comments by the New Agenda Coalition, 4 May 2018 Draft Factual Summary Draft Report
    • NZ statements and National Report
    • Cluster III, Tharron McIvor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Vienna, 2 May 2018
      Cluster II, Tharron McIvor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Vienna, 30 April 2018
      Cluster I, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, 26 April 2018
      General Debate, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, 23 April 2018
      National report submitted by New Zealand (NPT/CONF.2020/PC.II/6), 17 April 2018

    • Joint statements and Working Papers
    • Comments on Draft Chair's factual summary, New Agenda Coalition (delivered by New Zealand), 4 May 2018
      Cluster I, De-Alerting Group (delivered by Malaysia), 26 April 2018
      Cluster I, New Agenda Coalition (delivered by New Zealand),
      25 April 2018
      General Debate, Vienna Group of Ten (delivered by Australia),
      24 April 2018
      General Debate, New Agenda Coalition (delivered by New Zealand),
      23 April 2018
      Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: reiterating the urgency of its implementation, Working Paper Submitted by New Zealand on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition - Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa, (NPT/CONF.2020/PC.II/WP.13), 15 March 2018
      Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, Working Paper submitted by Algeria, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand (NPT/CONF.2020/PC.II/WP.9), 9 March 2018

  • Nuclear investments: Super Fund, banks and Serco ... Peace Movement Aotearoa, 8 March 2018   On Facebook   On Scoop
  • Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 March 2018   On Facebook   Formatted for printing
  • Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control reinstated, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 27 February 2018
    • Action on disarmament and arms control, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 27 February 2018

  • NZ diplomats among Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons negotiators' voted 2017 Arms Control Persons of the Year, Arms Control Association, 9 January 2018
  • Celebrating this year's achievements and looking forward to 2018, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 20 December 2017
  • Vote for the 2017 Arms Control Person of the Year, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand / Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, 20 December 2017
  • Nobel Peace Prize celebration in Wellington, 14 December 2017

  • A World Without Nuclear Weapons: Challenges and Perspectives seminar in Brazil, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, 13 December 2017
          interview     seminar details
  • Raising the Bar: Nuclear-free Aotearoa, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth, 13 December 2017
  • Dr Vanessa Griffen: Nobel Peace Prize timely for campaign to ban nuclear weapons, RNZI Dateline Pacific interview, 11 December 2017
  • Pacific plays key role in bid to ban nukes, RNZI Dateline Pacific, 11 December 2017
  • 2017 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and lecture   Full ceremony (1 hour, 17 minutes)   Receiving the prize   Nobel Lecture by Beatrice Fihn and Setsuko Thurlow, formatted for printing   Presentation Speech, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
  • Watch the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony live NZ time: Monday 11 December, from 1am to 2.30am (Sunday 10 December, from 1pm to 2.30pm in Oslo, Norway) - live stream link

  • 'If You Love This Planet' brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action to eliminate nuclear weapons
  • Inside the Nobel: including the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, Otago Institute, 7 December 2017   On Facebook   A4 Poster
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Establishing the Legal Framework for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, 2017 Beeby Colloquium, 30 November 2017
  • 2017 Beeby Colloquium public lecture: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Establishing the Legal Framework for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World, in Wellington on 30 November 2017
  • UNGA72 First Committee: NZ statements on nuclear weapons
  •   Explanation of Vote on L.35: 'United Action with Renewed Determination
        Towards the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons', 26 October 2017
      Nuclear weapons, 13 October 2017
      Statements on other disarmament topics

  • 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to iCAN, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand,
      7 October 2017   on Facebook   on Scoop
      Nobel Peace Prize reminder of impact of nuclear testing in Pacific, Radio NZ
      Green Party media release
      Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare', UN News
      Nobel Peace Prize Committee Announcement

  • New Zealand among first states to sign nuclear ban treaty, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 20 September 2017   On Facebook   Fuseworks Media   Formatted for printing   On Scoop   Archive: Signing ceremony webcast
      Photo: New Zealand signs
  • High-Level Signature Ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: live webcast on 20 / 21 September 2017
  • NZ will sign the ban treaty on 20 September, 18 September 2017
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opening for signature, UN Secretary-General, 9 August 2017     Treaty information
  • Forum: The global ban on nuclear weapons, with Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, on 8 August 2017
        A4 poster On Facebook Photo album
  • 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Commemorative and peace events in Aotearoa New Zealand
        On Facebook Formatted for printing
  • PACDAC New Zealand Nuclear Free 30th Anniversary Symposium, in Wellington on 27 July 2017 A4 poster Symposium programme
  • NZ welcomes success of nuclear treaty talks, NZ government, 8 July 2017
  • Nuclear ban treaty adopted: New Zealand plays a leading role, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 8 July 2017 On Facebook Formatted for printing

  • UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, 15 June to 7 July 2017 - Participants - Draft Report
  • ‣ ‣ ‣ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Adopted 7 July 2017
        ‣ Treaty text     ‣ Record of vote

  • PACDAC Call for Funding Applications: New Zealand Nuclear Free @ 30 Symposium, extended deadline: 1 July 2017
  • NZ nuclear free 30th anniversary, 8 June 2017 - Today is the 30th anniversary of the NZ Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act   - A timely reminder as we mark today's anniversary
  • PACDAC Call for Funding Applications: New Zealand Nuclear Free @ 30 Symposium, application deadline is 15 June 2017 - On Facebook
    - Formatted for printing
  • Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), 2 to 12 May 2017
    • NZ statements - General Debate, 2 May - Cluster I, 5 May
      - Cluster II, 8 May - Cluster III, 9 May - Final session, 12 May
          + related NAC statement and Working Paper
    • National report submitted by New Zealand, 1 May 2017
      (NPT/CONF.2020/PC.I/8)
    • Taking forward nuclear disarmament: Working paper submitted by Ireland on behalf of Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa, as members of the New Agenda Coalition, 21 March 2017
    • 2017 NPT Briefing Book - Reaching Critical Will

  • Forum: Progressing a global ban on nuclear weapons, with Dell Higgie, NZ Disarmament Ambassador, 7 April 2017. Details - on Facebook
    - A4 poster - Photos from the forum
  • UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, 27 - 31 March 2017
  • Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day: Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 March 2017
  • Conference on Disarmament: New Zealand statement, 21 February 2017
  • Nuclear ban treaty update: States discuss rules for nuclear ban negotiations, Reaching Critical Will, 16 February 2017
  • Forum: Progressing a global ban on nuclear weapons, with Dell Higgie, NZ Disarmament Ambassador, 7 December 2016
        - A4 poster     - On Facebook     - Forum Photos
  • Negotiations for a global ban on nuclear weapons are on the way, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 28 October 2016
  • NZ Nuclear Free Zone / US warship visit: Prime Minister gets it wrong, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 18 October 2016
  • UNGA 71 First Committee: New Zealand statements
        - 6 October 2016   - 13 October 2016   - 17 October 2016
  • NZ side event paper Negotiating Nuclear Disarmament: Clarifying the Law, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth, 17 October 2016
  • NZ co-sponsors resolution 'Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations', iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 13 October 2016
  • * Draft resolution: 'Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations'   - Resolution text: 28 September 2016,
      - Resolution text: 14 October 2016   - More information

  • Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations, August 2016: For daily updates, please email iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Progressing Nuclear Disarmament: A humanitarian disarmament forum with Dell Higgie, NZ Disarmament Ambassador, 8 August 2016 - Facebook event - A4 poster - Photos
  • 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Commemorative events in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • US warship visit and the NZ Nuclear Free Zone legislation, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 21 July 2016
  • Pursuing “effective measures” relating to nuclear disarmament: Ways of making a legal obligation a reality, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth, Published in 'The human cost of nuclear weapons', ICRC, July 2016

  • NZ Ambassador for Disarmament's speeches marking the 20th anniversary of the ICJ's Advisory Opinion, 8 July 2016 - at the public event - at the symposium
  • Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations, May 2016

  • New Zealand's position on the Humanitarian Pledge: Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand, 6 August 2015
        - Reply from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, 29 January 2016
  • New Zealand discussion paper: International law and effective measures for nuclear disarmament (pages 3 - 10), 16 October 2015
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