What does the treaty prohibit?
The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons prohibits states from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing another state’s nuclear weapons to be stationed or deployed on their territory. The treaty also prohibits states from assisting, encouraging or inducing anyone to engage in any of those activities.
Further information here TPNW-Briefing
Which states have signed or ratified the treaty?
You can see which states have signed and / or ratified the treaty here.
So what do we need to campaign on now?
The work does not end here – indeed, in many ways it starts here ! Internationally, CND Cymru will support other peace groups worldwide, to encourage as many states as possible to sign and ratify the treaty, to ensure that the treaty enters into force and creates a strong norm against nuclear weapons that will lead to nuclear disarmament. This is long-term work, it will not happen overnight.
Our work at home against nuclear weapons must continue alongside, and in the light of, this hugely significant international development. Britain will only sign this treaty once we have persuaded the majority of people – and the majority of politicians – that we (and everyone else) will be safer without nuclear weapons.
What you can do
Write to your MP and MSs asking them to sign the Parliamentarian Pledge of Support. Although the British government is totally opposed to the treaty, we need to show that there is considerable support amongst our elected politicians.
Write to your city or county councillor asking them to support a motion for the council to support the ICAN Cities Appeal.
Write to faith leaders asking them to sign the Faith Leaders’ Pledge for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Posters available here
Collect signatures on the petition opposing Trident and supporting the treaty.
Internationally, write to the ambassadors or governments of countries urging them to sign and ratify the treaty. Individual letters, especially in one of the official languages of the country, will carry most influence; and remember to stress that we want their (and every) country to sign, including our own country !