On October 24, 2020 the 50th country ratified the TPNW and now this historic treaty will take effect on January 22, 2021: a momentous step forward in the global denuclearization effort! This treaty was led by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their work. While the number of countries ratifying the TPNW is increasing (as of this morning there are 86 signatories), the United States has conspicuously refused to adopt it.
1. Join the TPNW Entry Celebration
Join Washington PSR and Oregon PSR on Thursday, January 21 at 5:00 PM (PST) for an online celebration to mark the Treaty’s entry into force and explore how it advances nuclear justice. Share a toast, hear from a few speakers working for nuclear justice, get answers your questions, and connect with each other and celebrate together. RSVP HERE
2. Join a Global Health Webinar
IPPNW is organizing a global health discussion via webinar on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 AM (PST). The Global Health Webinar will explore the TPNW in the context of a global pandemic and climate crisis, with a focus on the role of health professionals in advancing the eradication of nuclear weapons. REGISTER HERE
3. Attend a local banner action and check out all WANW Events
There are many online and in-person events celebrating the TPNW. If you plan to attend an event in-person, please follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Check out the events calendar link to learn about the different local actions hosted or supported by WANW! EVENTS CALENDAR
4. Join the Salish Sea photo campaign
Take a picture of yourself with one of the graphics below with the Salish Sea in the background, and post it using the #nuclearban, tagging your member of Congress.
Send this pic to NukesAreBanned@nv-i.ca so we can compile photos and release a collage on Friday, January 22! Print out graphics, see sample social media posts, and learn more about this action below.