Steps toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: Exploring and Developing Legal and Political Aspects Seminar and Roundtable
November 13, 2008
Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva
Recent high-level support for the goal of a nuclear-weapons-free world from officials and former officials in key nuclear weapons states has created an opening to explore the possibilities for taking concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament, such as the creation of a Nuclear Weapons Convention, to provide for the comprehensive prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Steps toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: Exploring and Developing Legal and Political Aspects seminar and roundtable brought legal and political experts together with delegates from 35 countries, including some Nuclear Weapons States, to explore the legal, technical and political elements required for comprehensive nuclear abolition and to identify steps toward this goal which could be taken in the short and medium term.
The event was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN in Geneva with support from The Simons Foundation; International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA); International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP); International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW); and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND).
Please visit Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament for more information and copies of the program, briefing papers and presentations.