Open Ended Working Group

28.07.2016

“We cannot let compromise, or cosmetic, nuclear solutions crafted in or for the US distract the world community”

“We cannot let compromise, or cosmetic, nuclear solutions crafted in or for the US distract the world community”

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group. On the eve of the August meeting of the 2016 Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) in Geneva.  We very much hope that the siren songs advocating meaningless “alternatives” to banning nuclear weapons are not too distracting to delegates and NGOs… »

06.05.2016

UN Nuclear talks: 70 years of our discontent

Wrapping up the first week of the open-ended working group (OEWG) on nuclear disarmament with a focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, Wednesday’s OEWG meeting provided a chance for participants to articulate their concerns with the continued existence of these weapons and demand concrete action to eliminate… »

04.05.2016

Transparency in the time of opacity

Transparency in the time of opacity

Back in February, the UN General Assembly authorised the formation of a working group to study legal measures for nuclear disarmament.  This week and next week the group convenes again before finishing its work in August.  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is working hard to ensure… »

03.05.2016

Governments meet in Geneva to discuss legal pathway to ban nuclear weapons

Governments meet in Geneva to discuss legal pathway to ban nuclear weapons

Preparations for nuclear war are ongoing. Nuclear-armed states have halted nuclear reductions, engaged in new modernization programmes and have blocked any nuclear disarmament negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament for the past 20 years. With escalating tensions between nuclear possessors, the risk of an accident is increasing. The world runs… »

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