Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

The Simons Foundation Canada congratulates participating States, the United Nations, ICAN, the International Red Cross and all fellow nuclear abolitionists for their success in achieving the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Entry into Force will occur in 90 days following the recent 50th ratification of the Treaty and be legally binding on all states that join the Treaty. This is an essential and long overdue first step to the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Simons Foundation Canada has supported the creation of The Bruce Blair Memorial Fund at Princeton University to support work at the Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament. The Fund will support SGS efforts that in particular advance the work of Bruce Blair, who joined SGS in 2013 as a research scholar and passed away in July 2020.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation Canada.
Visit Policy Options for this article authored by M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia, Sarah Froese and Nadja Kunz, which explains why small modular reactors are not an economical or viable solution to the energy needs for remote communities and mines in Canada. 
Please visit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for this tribute to Bruce G. Blair, Ph.D. and his work to realize the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Dr. Blair was Co-Founder of Global Zero, Research Scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and a Peace Shaper with The Simons Foundation as the 2018 recipient of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament. Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons is a Founding Partner of Global Zero and The Simons Foundation Canada is their principal sponsor.
Visit The Hindu at the link below for this commentary by Professor M.V. Ramana, Ph.D., the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia's School for Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Benoit Pelopidas.
On the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we at The Simons Foundation Canada mourn the loss of lives of the thousands of men, women and children – innocent civilians who were destroyed by use of an amoral and what would be now be an illegal weapon of mass destruction.
Please see the following articles for commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. on the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima.
The Simons Foundation Canada mourns the unexpected death of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Bruce G. Blair, Co-Founder of Global Zero, who died on Sunday, July 19, following a sudden illness. Dr. Blair was one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Shapers and the recipient in 2018 of The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament. Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons is a Founding Partner of Global Zero and worked closely with Dr. Blair and is heartbroken at the loss of such an outstanding man who dedicated is life to making the world nuclear-free and safe for humanity.
Visit East Asia Forum at the link below for this commentary Professor M.V. Ramana, Ph.D., the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia's School for Public Policy and Global Affairs, co-authored with Casandra Jeffery.