The second session of United Nations negotiations on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons (ban treaty), will take place in New York from June 15 – July 7. A draft of the ban treaty was released on May 22 by Ambassador Elayne G. Whyte Gómez, President of the UN negotiating conference.
It is expected that these negotiations, which are open to all governments and to civil society, will result in adoption on July 7 of an agreed treaty.
Abolition 2000 members, working groups and affiliated networks are playing an active role, promoting the negotiations, calling on all governments to participate, and encouraging parliamentarians to push their governments to participate. Abolition 2000 members and affiliated networks are also participating in the negotiations in New York, and organizing a number of side events during the negotiations.
For more information about civil society action for the ban treaty see The Nuclear Ban Treaty.
Women’s march to ban the bomb – June 17
Abolition 2000 is a cosponsor of the the Women’s March and rally to Ban the Bomb, which takes place on Saturday, June 17. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds. The march will start at Bryant Park at 12 PM and go to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for a rally until 4pm. Contact [email protected].
No nukes, No wars, No walls, No warming conference – June 18
Peace & Planet, a project and affiliated network of Abolition 2000, is organising this international conference on Sunday June 18. It will be held at Brooklyn Friends Meeting, 110 Schermerhorn St from 1pm-6pm.
The conference will consider the root causes of the nuclear arms race, explore the connections between nuclear weapons policies and other key planetary issues, and develop effective strategies for de-militarization. It will highlight the impact of nuclear arms on the diverse communities most directly impacted by their development, testing and use. There will be opportunities for networking and conversation!
Contact [email protected] for more information
Abolition 2000 Youth working group event – June 19
The Abolition 2000 Youth Working Group is organizing a side-event on June 19 on Youth actions for nuclear disarmament. The event, which will be held at the United Nations in Conference Room B, will focus primarily on youth actions in follow-up to the conclusion of the ban treaty, including for Nuclear Abolition Day 2017 and for the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament. For further information contact Marzhan Nurzhan or visit the Youth Group’s facebook page Youth4Abolition.
2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament event – June 29
The Abolition 2000 working group for the 2018 UN High Level Conference will hold a side-event on June 29 on The Ban and the UN High Level Conference. The event will discuss how to advance the ban treaty at the UN High Level Conference (increase ratifications), and how to move the nuclear-armed States to agree to nuclear disarmament measures at the conference.
Reducing nuclear risks event – July 3
People for Nuclear Disarmament and the Abolition 2000 working group on de-alerting will hold a side-event on July 3 on Rising nuclear risks and how to address these. For more information contact John Hallam.