June 21, 2017

"Protecting Rights, Remediating the Environment: Addressing the Harm from Nuclear Weapons"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event during the First United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

  • Photo: © FES New York

This panel discussion was a side event during the first round of negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Discussants assessed the positive obligations in the first draft of the treaty, suggested ways to improve them, and highlighted why such revisions would be particularly important to the prohibition treaty. By promoting the inclusion of strong positive obligations in the new legal instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons, this event helped ensure that the treaty not only builds on previous humanitarian disarmament treaties but it also contributes to the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.

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