Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations

IPPNW peace and health blog

[The following statement by ICAN was released at the opening of UN negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.]

Today, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security.

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