A cloud hangs over Australia's Monte Bello Islands after Britain tested its first atomic bomb

Human costs of nuclear war: UN negotiating a nuclear ban

The humanitarian consequences of using nuclear weapons play a central part in the international nuclear disarmament initiative now starting. It goes beyond traditional strategic thinking about nuclear policy and appeals to the core of mankind.

 

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