The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force, and it will become law on January 22, 2021.
Unfortunately, Canada boycotted negotiations in 2017 and the government has refused to sign or ratify this landmark Treaty.
In the lead-up to January 22, and beyond, organizations, grassroots groups, and individuals across Canada are mobilizing to advocate for Canada to change course, accede to the TPNW, and advance global efforts at nuclear disarmament.
Find & post events and use the resources on this page to celebrate nuclear weapons becoming illegal this January 22, and take action for change in Canada!
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Share on Social Media: A TPNW Explainer
Listen: The Need to Ban Nuclear Weapons and Energy
The Hypocrisy of The Liberals’ Nuclear Policy
A Vancouver MP’s last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada’s nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says it wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuses to take a minimal step to protect humanity from the serious threat.
Other Countries Have Proven They Want A World Without Nuclear Arms. Why Hasn’t Canada?
Perhaps more than any other international issue, the Canadian government’s response to the move to abolish nuclear weapons highlights the gap between what the Liberals say and do on the world stage.
Effective January 22, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal
Flash! Nuclear bombs and warheads have just joined landmines, germ and chemical bombs and fragmentation bombs as illegal weapons under international law, as on Oct. 24 a 50th nation, the Central American country of Honduras, ratified and signed a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Tell the Canadian Government How to Mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Tomorrow is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Today we have joined with peace groups across Canada to send a letter calling on the Canadian government to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Nuclear Hell: 75 Years Since Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-Bombs: Alice Slater, Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow
Nuclear Hell: Listen to the podcast. Nuclear Hell began 75 years ago with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It continues to this day, with the
75 Years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty
Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration with Setsuko Thurlow & Friends Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT “This is the beginning of
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