First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The First Meeting of States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was held in Vienna, Austria on June 21-23, 2022. The meeting was a success and produced the following strong Declaration and equally strong Action Plan.
The week in Vienna also included a two-day ICAN civil society forum and an international conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons. These meetings in Vienna were an opportunity for all parts of the international community to reject nuclear threats and mobilize around the idea of stigmatizing, prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons.
In order to mark the occasion and build support for progressive disarmament policies, The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) co-convened an evening event on June 20 for all government delegations, expert speakers, parliamentarians, and civil society organizations participating in the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons conference and the First Meeting of States Parties. This allowed experts, politicians and government representatives to discuss the week's meetings and form networks for collaborating over the coming years.
See the link below for the text of Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons' welcome remarks at The Simons Foundation Canada and ICAN opening event.
Welcome Remarks on the Occasion of the First Meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the Opening Event co-convened by The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
June 20, 2022
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