With The Art of Frugal Hedonism, Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb have effectively upended an entire genre of books and blogs on frugality and simple living. It is a love letter to a life light on funds, but filled with fun. The book is full of useful nuggets of wisdom, delivered with a light-hearted touch [...]
In the 3rd nuclear ban treaty draft, Article 4 (Towards the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons) contains some of the more confusing language of the text. Below, I break down what its provisions are suggesting bit by bit. Article 4 contains two pathways towards disarmament. As neatly expressed by @GaukharM, they are: to dismantle nuclear weapon [...]
Now into the final days of nuclear ban treaty negotiations, the Chair of the Conference has released the third draft of the text, expected to be close to the finalised treaty document. Among the substantive changes were the inclusion of a prohibition on the threat of use, the requirement of a minimum standard of IAEA INCIRC/153 [...]
The UN Conference for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons released a second draft of the proposed nuclear ban treaty on Tuesday night. The talks sought to resolve disagreements over the text, and close in on the adoption of the treaty before the current UN General Assembly mandate ends on 7 July. The conference talked through [...]
On Tuesday night, the President of the Nuclear Ban Conference released a revised draft of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The revisions take into account feedback provided by negotiating states and other participating actors in the first week of the June-July round of talks. Below are the edits made to the text, compared [...]
As states finished reviewing the draft nuclear ban treaty, conference chair Elayne Whyte Gomez released a revision of the draft preamble.
In late 2016, member states of the UN’s disarmament and international security committee voted overwhelmingly to begin negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, with a resolution calling for a 2017 conference on creating a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. While 123 states voted in favour of [...]