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UN re-opens the door to a nuclear-weapon-free world

The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which focuses on Disarmament and International Security, yesterday adopted a number of resolutions including one that establishes an Open Ended Working Group to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations (resolution also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish). The Open Ended Working Group (OEWG), open…

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UN to vote on nuclear disarmament resolutions

Starting on Monday November 2, and running for the whole week, the United Nations General Assembly in New York will vote on a number of draft resolutions on nuclear disarmament. Many of these are repeat resolutions from previous years – and countries will likely vote for them the same way as they have in the…

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UN General Assembly to re-open the door to a nuclear-weapon free world?

Member countries of the United Nations will meet for a month this October at the UN General Assembly First Committee to discuss and adopt resolutions on disarmament and international security issues. One initiative they will likely discuss is the proposal to establish a UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament…

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