On July 7th, 2017 the UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic treaty bans nuclear weapons, and all activities related to them.
But the #nuclearban is only the first step. For a world free of nuclear weapons, we need everyone.
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WHAT MAKES THE TREATY SO SPECIAL?
For decades, people have been fighting against nuclear weapons. In 2010 states began to formally recognise that nuclear weapons pose an unnacceptable humanitarian risk. In 2017, negotiations for a ban treaty began. On July 7th 2017, the UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Diplomacy, persistence and people power.
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WE HAVE A TREATY. HERE ARE 5 THINGS
YOU CAN DO TO HELP ACHIEVE ITS GOALS:
1. Rally a broad, strong movement
To stop nuclear weapons, we need everyone: doctors, unions, diplomats, activists, moms, dads, students, friends... and you!
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2. Tell the stories of Survivors of Nuclear Use and Weapons testing
The way we talk about nuclear weapons must reflect their real, unacceptable effects on human beings. If we are going to eliminate nuclear weapons, we need to emphasise the humanitarian risk and share the stories of the survivors of nuclear testing and use.

"A human life holds more weight than that of the earth.
Nuclear weapons and humans cannot coexist.
Peace cannot be derived from a hateful heart."
- Ms Megumi Shinoda

Read messages and testimonies from hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombs
in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 1945project.com

3. PRESSURE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT THE #NUCLEARBAN
Parliamentarians, mayors, city councillors; elected officials are in a key position to promote the Treaty in every country, pushing for signing and ratification or promoting it abroad. Hundreds around the world have already taken the Parliamentary Pledge. Encourage your representatives to do the same.
4. SHAME AND ISOLATE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE OR ENDORSE NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Every time someone speaks up against nuclear weapons and says: "I believe nuclear weapons are inhumane, immoral and illegal. All countries should join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons" it chips away at their legitimacy. So say it, loud and often. And if you're in a country that endorses nuclear weapons, demand change!
Nuclear Weapons are unacceptable. They are inhumane, immoral, and thanks to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, they're also illegal. This is a no-brainer. All countries should be joining the #nuclearban.
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5. STOP INVESTMENTS IN NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Under the Nuclear Ban Treaty it will not only be illegal to produce nuclear weapons, it will also be illegal to bankroll them. Major banks around the world have already chosen not to invest in companies that engage in nuclear weapons activities, and we're ramping up the pressure so they #DontBankontheBomb
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