(Reposted from: Reaching Critical Will – April 2023 E-News)
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has launched a new webpage to help interested observers keep track of the work in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to take forward treaty implementation in the period between the first and second meetings of states parties of the TPNW.
Reaching Critical Will has been contributing to this work with the Gender Focal Point and has written summaries of relevant meetings for this new page. Don’t forget to check out Reaching Critical Will’s new paper on the TPNW and Gender, Feminism, and Intersectionality.
ICAN has also published a new briefing note titled How the TPNW Complements, Reinforces, and Builds On the NPT. The paper counters the narrative by nuclear-armed states and their allies that the TPNW undermines the Non-Proliferation Treaty. In addition to the briefing note, ICAN also compiled government statements on the complementarity of the TPNW with the NPT, demonstrating that there is broad international agreement that the two treaties are complementary.