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The nuclear ban is coming. Draft treaty released.

The United Nations negotiations for a legally binding agreement on the prohibition of nuclear weapons have moved into the next (and possibly penultimate) stage. On May 22, Ambassador Whyte Gómez…

UN Secretary-General commits to nuclear abolition

On Monday January 23, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced his commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Speaking by video message to the opening of the Conference on Disarmament at…

Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (1)

On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus its very first resolution Resolution 1 (I), which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure…

UN to hold High Level Conference on nuclear disarmament

On December 3, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted ground-breaking Resolution 71/71, supported by over 140 countries, calling for the start of negotiations on an international treaty to prohibit and…

UN agrees to nuclear prohibition negotiations

On October 27, the Disarmament and International Security Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a ground-breaking resolution Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. The resolution establishes a…