BREDL requests President Biden to take action to have the U.S. adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to make the treaty a core element of his administration’s upcoming Nuclear Posture Review.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was overwhelmingly adopted in 2017 by 122 member states of the United Nations. The TPNW addresses the humanitarian and environmental impacts of nuclear weapons. January 22 marks the one-year anniversary of its entry into force, declaring nuclear weapons outlawed. However, the United States is not among the 86 nations who formally signed the treaty.