Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Recently the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the dates for the 3rd international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons which will take place on 8 – 9 December 2014 in Vienna. The resonance of the humanitarian initiative is reaching fever pitch and this conference will be the prime opportunity for governments, international organisations and civil society to start work towards a new legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

To capitalise on the momentum and to energise, educate and demonstrate the unity of civil society, ICAN will host a large scale Civil Society Forum in Vienna on 6 – 7 December 2014, immediately before the Vienna Conference.