Thursday, 12.10.17

"Assisting Victims and Remediating the Environment – Putting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into Action"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event on the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and its positive obligations for states parties.

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In July 2017, when 122 states adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), they also agreed on a number of positive obligations for states parties. The positive obligations comprise victim assistance, environmental remediation and international cooperation. While such commitments are unprecedented in an international agreement on nuclear weapons, they were informed by provisions and practice in previous treaties prohibiting anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions. This side event explored what the implementation of these provisions will mean for states that will be party to the TPNW, and steps that should be taken in the run up to and following its entry in to force.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
New York Office

747 Third Avenue, Suite 34D
New York, NY 10017

+1 (212) 687-0208

info(at)fesny.org

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