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Africa Pushes for a 2017 Ban on Nuclear Weapons

By Annie DuPre and Noel Stott

PRETORIA (IDN-INPS | ISS South Africa) – On October 27, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next year on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, and lead towards their total elimination. It was passed with 123 votes in favour, 38 against and 16 abstentions.

This initiative has been called historic by analysts such as the former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN, civil society groupings and international organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross — underscored by the belief that as long as nuclear weapons exist, humankind will risk facing the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war.

UN Chief Decries ‘Chronic Stalemate’ Over Disarmament – Japanese



Photo: Ban Ki-moon (centre right) delivered a keynote address on 'The Future of Multilateral Disarmament' at an event hosted by the Centre for Global Affairs (CGA) of New York University (NYU) on 22 November. From left: Dennis Di Lorenzo, Dean of NYU School of Professional Studies; Andrew Hamilton, President of NYU; Vera Jelinek, Divisional Dean and Associate Professor at NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas





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