On Friday 19th August the groundbreaking UN #UN talks on nuclear disarmament concluded by making a clear recommendation to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons #NuclearWeapons.
Known as the “Open-Ended Working Group” (OEWG) #OEWG, the talks have taken place in February, May and August of this year and have outlined a number of elements that should be included in a new legally binding instrument which prohibits nuclear weapons. The majority support for the ban treaty was clearly underlined by joint statements delivered during the week by Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific as well as statements from several European states #goodbyenukes.
“Negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. Do it in 2017.” oikoumene.org/en/press-centr… #WCCpic.twitter.com/YDQxsNcTeg