How the treaty is having an impact


The treaty is already moving us closer to a nuclear-weapon-free world:

  • 80 states have committed to never under any circumstance develop, possess and use nuclear weapons, as well as assist others to do so. 
  • Over 100 cities are speaking out against their governments and supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 
  • A growing number of parliamentarians are speaking out against nuclear weapons and challenging long-held government positions that endorse the potential use and indefinite retention of nuclear weapons.
  • Disarmament debates at the United Nations are focusing more and more on what really matters: the catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons on people and the planet, and how we can work together to eliminate them.
  • Banks and other financial institutions – aware of the new global prohibition treaty – have begun divesting from companies involved in the manufacture and maintenance of nuclear weapons.