The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
“We are committed to ending nuclear weapons forever to honor the global hibakusha and to save our children, grandchildren, and future generations from experiencing what they suffered. As we build a world where equality, peace and justice are abundant for all, there is no place for nuclear weapons in our shared future.“
Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6 August 2020, PCI among 189 signatories
Nine countries together possess around 14,000 nuclear weapons. The blast, heat and radiation of a single nuclear bomb over a large city could kill and injure millions of people. The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which entered into force on 22 January 2021, stigmatises and delegitimises nuclear weapons. Pax Christi International was instrumental in promoting the negotiation, adoption and entry into force of the treaty. We are continuing to encourage states to sign and ratify the TPNW and ask states who have already joined the treaty to proceed swiftly with implementation of its provisions.
Read the 2021 Catholic church leaders statement welcoming the entry into force of the TPNW which Pax Christi International has coordinated.
The Real Cost of Nuclear Weapons. This powerful video highlighting difference between basic lifesaving pandemic response versus the enormous cost of nuclear weapons. Take two minutes and learn more about the real cost of nuclear weapons. (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Filipino, Italian, and German versions available on the PCI YouTube channel)