Roundtable briefing on UN nuclear disarmament talks
The United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nuclear Disarmamentcompleted its second and most substantive session in Geneva earlier this month. At Westminster on 24th May, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Weapons and the Protection of Civilians held a roundtable briefing for parliamentarians... Read more
State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who is represented?
May’s session of the OEWG ended with strong support from the majority of the countries present for a new international legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. The majority of the world’s countries – 127 nations – have endorsed the Humanitarian... Read more
Statement on nuclear weapons and security to UN talks
On 12 May, Article 36’s Thomas Nash delivered the following statement on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) to the Open Ended Working Group at the UN in Geneva on legal measures for achieving nuclear disarmament:... Read more
UN nuclear talks: imbalances and underrepresentation in discussion
In October 2015, states voted at the UN General Assembly to hold talks in 2016 on the legal measures and norms that will need to be concluded to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons. The discussions at this open-ended working group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament,... Read more