Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

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In support of ICAN, Norwegian People’s Aid is now establishing the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, which will be a de facto monitoring regime for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

The Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor will measure progress related to signature, ratification, entry into force and universalization of the TPNW. It will also assess the performance of all states (signatories, States party and States not party) in relation to the provisions and norms of the TPNW, including each of the specific prohibitions contained in Article 1, the positive obligations on victim assistance and environmental remediation in Article 6, and the reporting obligations.

The establishment of such a monitoring regime for the TPNW is urgent and crucial in order to protect and promote it, at a time when the taboo around the use of nuclear weapons is diminishing and nuclear war is a real possibility.

The programme will be managed by Norwegian People’s Aid, which is a central organization in ICAN’s International Steering Group, in support of ICAN and its objectives. It will form an important part of the knowledge base upon which ICAN carries out its global advocacy. Data collection and analysis will be assisted by a number of research institutes.

This information is from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

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