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Nuclear Weapons Ban

On 22nd January 2021 the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force. To help you explore what this means with your students and young people, below is a collection of resources and links. Please do get in touch if you’d like more information or guidance.

Nuclear Weapons and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This workshop introduces  key facts about nuclear weapons, some of the arguments surrounding nuclear weapons, the role of the treaty and the voice of the Catholic Church. This session is aimed at young people in Key Stage three and above, and may be useful for the GCSE themes of peace and conflict.

Celebrate peace: A Children’s Liturgy resource to celebrate peace and the 50th country ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will come into force on 22nd January 2021. Guidance notes are provided at the end of the document.

CND Peace Education

CND Peace Education has a wide range of engaging and creative resources, including lesson plans and videos, to help explore the issues around nuclear weapons.


ICAN UK are part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and have campaigned for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for many years. They have a range of activities for learners to explore the topic of nuclear weapons and making change.

Quaker Peace Education

Quaker Peace Education have produced this fantastic lesson How are Weapons Banned From War? available on TES. It explores the treaty and how other weapons have been banned from war.

This song was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Christian CND. Words by Christopher Idle and music by by Sue Gilmurray.

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