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Friday, 19. July 2024

International Conference

The Humanitarian Pledge to “stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate” nuclear weapons

An unprecedented series of intergovernmental and civil society conferences has laid the foundation for a political process that could finally ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. Norway hosted the First Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) in March 2013 in Oslo. A follow-up Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons was held in Nayarit, Mexico in February 2014. An all-important Third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, held in Vienna in December 2014, produced a Humanitarian Pledge “to identify and pursue effective measures to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.”

The Humanitarian Pledge, joined by 120+ countries, has become the focal point of ICAN’s campaign for a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons and to hasten the process of their elimination.

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