May 30, 2018

Upcoming posts will include a series of interviews with key individuals on their support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons after the conclusion of the 2018 NPT PrepCom.
 

1. What was your motivation for getting involved in nuclear disarmament activities?

I came into nuclear weapons with a sense of justice and fairness and I wanted to do something that made the world better. Before, I had worked with some environmental organizations and then I learned more about nuclear weapons. I learned about the human rights impact of nuclear weapons, about what testing did to people, about...

March 26, 2016

The first session of the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, was held in New York from March 27 to 31. The conference was convened pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/71/258 and attended by more than 130 states with the participation of international organizations and civil society representatives.

The SGI submitted a working paper titled “On the Objectives and Significance of Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons” to the conference, circulated as A/CONF.229/2017/NGO/WP.8. The working paper emp...

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