Nuclear Weapons: Getting Closer to a “Ban Treaty”

More than 150 states gather in Vienna for global conference on nuclear weapons

The Austria conference is the latest step in a process that has changed the way nuclear weapons are discussed at the international level. Since 2010, when states parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty recognized “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons,” a new narrative has emerged in which the actual effects of these weapons are the basis for renewed actions to address them.

Towards the 1st Conference of States Parties of the ATT: African States in Action

DSC_0376.jpgCPS - AVIP has been active at the last conference in Berlin in supporting the African Group toward a successful participation of African States. Zambia, Lesotho, South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Mali have been leading the way in steering the African Group to a consensus on various aspects related to the first Conference of States Parties  of the Arms Trade Treaty.

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