The treaty entered into force on 22nd January 2021. It is comprehensive and unambiguous in its prohibitions and its positive obligations. Now, the United Nations nuclear weapons ban is binding on all of the states that have signed up, and its impact will be felt all across the world. People in the UK need to have the facts about the TPNW in order to challenge the UK Government and dispel any idea that this treaty will not be as effective as the ones that banned chemical warfare, biological attacks and the landmines that have maimed and disfigured children.
In addition to contacting one of the UK partner organisations in the UK and getting involved in their work to support the TPNW, there are actions that you can take in writing to the press or contacting your elected representatives about why the UK should become a a signatory.
All Parliamentarians can sign the Pledge to work for the TPNW, and local authorities can join the Cities Appeal through passing a resolution through their formal meetings to commit themselves and their communities to the treaty’s provisions. Learn more from the main international site, icanw.org and follow ICAN in the UK on facebook and twitter.
Olivia Blake MP signs the ICAN Parliamentarians’ Pledge