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The groundwork is set for a nuclear-free future.

Number of Weapons in 1986

70,300

Eradicating an Entire Category of Nuclear Weapons 1987

US and USSR agree to verifiably ban an entire class of nuclear weapons through the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Shrinking The Arsenals Of The Cold War 1991

The US and USSR sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) and agree to limit their deployed nuclear arsenals to 6,000 each.

Cutting Deeper Into US-Russian Stockpiles 2010

Russia and the U.S. sign the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), limiting deployed nuclear arsenals to 1,550 each.

Number of Weapons in 2022

12,705

Number of Weapons in 2045

Zero.

Roadmap to Zero

The Global Zero Action Plan is an ambitious 10-year framework to achieve a legally-binding agreement among the world’s nine nuclear-armed states — China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — to phase out all nuclear weapons by 2045 under strict international monitoring and verification.

While progress has been made to rally non-nuclear nations around a legal prohibition against these weapons, abolition cannot be achieved without bringing nuclear-armed states into direct negotiations. There’s no way around that. We need to take these governments head on and get them to the table for a dialogue on disarmament that can ultimately lead to negotiations and a formal accord.

Phase I

Russia and the U.S. cut their nuclear arsenals from over 5,000 warheads each to 1,100 warheads each.

All nuclear-armed states engage in direct talks to strengthen global stability, reduce nuclear risks, and set the stage for further stockpile cuts.

All nuclear-armed states commit to never using nuclear weapons first.

Phase II

Russia, the U.S., and China cut their nuclear arsenals to 300 warheads each.

All other nuclear-armed states agree to not exceed this limit.

All nuclear-armed states continue direct talks to further global stability, strengthen monitoring and verification, and develop a framework for the Global Zero Accords.

Phase III

All nuclear-armed states negotiate, sign and ratify the Global Zero Accords, a binding international treaty that removes all nuclear weapons from military service within two years, and requires the complete destruction of nuclear warheads by 2045.

Phase IV

All remaining nuclear weapons are removed from military service within two years of the Global Zero Accords entry into force, and all nuclear weapons are dismantled by 2045.

Universal prohibition, verification, and enforcement continues indefinitely.