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Nuclear weapons should be banned worldwide

May 13th, 2024 190 Comments

On 22 January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has entered into force as the first instrument of international humanitarian law to mitigate the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of using and testing nuclear weapons. Magnus LovoldThis day is nothing short of a victory for humanity, one that campaigners have been working toward for decades and arguably one of the first good news of 2021. Magnus Lovøld, ICRC Policy Advisor on nuclear weapons, tells us why this treaty matters, what will change now it has entered into force and what comes next.