Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations 2017
Did you know that nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited in a comprehensive and universal manner despite their well-documented impacts? Biological weapons, chemical weapons, landmines and cluster munitions have all been explicitly and completely banned under international law.
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
The next session of negotiations began on 15 June 2017 and are scheduled to end on 7 July 2017. To follow the negotiations and to get daily updates, you can visit Reaching Critical Will’s website.
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