Archive for 'Nuclear Weapons Convention'
by Alice Slater Global Momentum is building for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons! While the world has banned chemical and biological weapons, there is no explicit legal prohibition of nuclear weapons, although the International Court of Justice ruled unanimously that there is an obligation to bring to a conclusion negotiations for their total elimination. […]
9 December- The Austrian government has pledged to work with all interested stakeholders to “ to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons“. The government conference, following on ICAN’s incredible civil society forum, resulted in both a Chair’s summary document and the Austrian Pledge.
Global coalition follows-up Vienna conference with mobilisation to achieve a nuclear abolition agreement at the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons brought over 150 countries and 500 NGO representatives to Vienna last week to assess the risks and potential damage to human health and the environment […]