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UN General Assembly to vote on nuclear ban negotiations

Categories: Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 22/09/2016 | Views: 881
Nuclear Information Service research manager David Cullen examines the politics behind recent developments in the progress towards a nuclear weapon ban at the UN.


A majority of countries have voted to endorse a report to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that recommends beginning negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The report is the culmination of a series of meetings held by the open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament (OEWG), which was established by a UN resolution last autumn. The recommendation and the level of support for a treaty mean that negotiations for a ban are almost certain to begin next year.   Read full report here

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