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Ban Treaty adopted
Is Nuclear Deterrence Dead?


ACDN Media Release, 8 July 2017
The Treaty to ban nuclear weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017 by 122 UN member states, could sign the death warrant for France’s doctrine known as "nuclear deterrence" ("dissuasion nucléaire" in French). From now on, it will be impossible for France, or more precisely for one individual, the president, to claim to be protecting the nation’s "vital interests" by threatening to liquidate the people of another nation, without thereby being clearly guilty (...)

Published 8 July 2017 [ lire la suite ]

Nuclear Deterrence
Speaking Notes by Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret’d)


Ban Treaty, Side Event New York, Thursday 22 June 2017
As a former operator of British nuclear weapons, next year will mark a significant anniversary for me: it will be fifty years since my indoctrination into the dogma of nuclear deterrence.
In 1968 I was a 24-year-old Lieutenant bombardier-navigator in Buccaneer strike jets deployed aboard a Royal Navy aircraft-carrier, when my pilot and I were told we had been chosen as a nuclear crew. The process of being given a top secret security (...)

Published 23 June 2017 [ lire la suite ]

Direct from New York: the UN Conference for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Letter to the Conference President


Today, 15 June 2017, the UN Conference tasked with creating a "judicial instrument" (treaty or convention) for a ban on nuclear weapons with a view to their total elimination, starts its second and final session in New York (15 June to 7 July). It is open to all member states whether nuclear-armed or not, and also to representatives of Civil Society. The text resulting from this conference will then be submitted to the 2017 UN General Assembly in New York in the Autumn.
The first session (...)

Published 15 June 2017 [ lire la suite ]

9 May 2017
France should hear the speech of common sense of Austria

5 May 2017
Letter to Emmanuel Macron about the nuclear threat

30 April 2017
Message to Yannick Jadot and the EELV Party concerning their "electoral strategy"

22 April 2017
Mélenchon for a world without nuclear weapons

15 April 2017
Pope Francis calls for a world without nuclear weapons and supports their abolition

9 April 2017
Appeal for a French referendum on the abolition of nuclear weapons

7 April 2017
Jean-Luc Mélenchon replies to ACDN and commits to a referendum on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear weapons

Last news
Thursday 8 June 2017
South Korea suspends deployment of American missile defense system

An official from the president’s office Wednesday said that the missile defense system would be frozen as it is.
“We are not saying the two launchers and other equipment that has already been deployed should be withdrawn. But those that have yet to be deployed will have to wait,” a senior (...)

Friday 5 May 2017
NPT PrepCom in Vienna: Statement by Austria

delivered by Ambassador Franz Josef Kuglitsch Head of Disarmament Department May 5, 2017
  Mr. President,
Austria aligns itself with the statement delivered earlier on behalf of the European Union. Let me add some remarks from the national perspective.
For Austria, non-proliferation and (...)

Tuesday 2 May 2017
21 French Personalities call for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

Sunday 30 April 2017
On the initiative of former Defense Minister Paul Quilès, 21 personalities have signed an appeal to the next French President for France to join the current UN discussions for the banning of nuclear weapons. These negotiations, which resume in June, bring together 132 (...)

Saturday 25 March 2017
Campaigns for Presidency and Legislature: the EELV party supports the Referendum

Thursday 16 March 2017
On Saturday, 11 March, the Federal Council of the French Green Party "Europe Ecologie - les Verts" (EELV) decided to sign the Appeal for a Referendum and asks candidates to commit to nuclear disarmament and Parliamentarians to sign the bill for a referendum. The (...)

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