Australia and the Ban Treaty Negotiations in 2017 - a round table discussion with ICAN for partner organisations and friends

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:00 - 12:30
Location: 
Amnesty International 79 Myrtle Street Chippendale, Sydney

In one of its final acts before the end of 2016, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution launching negotiations for a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017. The first of two negotiating sessions will begin in March.

Disappointingly, the Australian Government voted against the resolution, choosing instead to side with the United States. The Government has not yet indicated whether it intends to participate in the negotiations. Failing to take part in the process will cast serious doubt on Australia's commitment to disarmament, and the UN in general. Australia is increasingly isolated in our region, as almost all Pacific nations joined the global majority to support the negotiations.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a civil society campaign coalition that started in Melbourne. It is now a global movement working to inspire, pressure and persuade governments to prohibit nuclear weapons, in light of their devastating humanitarian impacts.

This meeting is intended as an update and action planning session with partner organisations and interested individualsbased in Sydney.

For more information about the meeting and the topics to be discussed click here

To RSVP please contact Gem by email at gem@icanw.org or call 0421 955 066