CNDP Statement condemning Indian government’s refusal to join UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

This week at the UN Headquarters in New York, an unprecedented marks the commencement of negotiation is at the United Nations Headquarters in New Yorktaking place wherein most member states of the UN General Assembly are discussing on a comprehensive legal prohibition on the use, possession, production, stockpiling and deployment of nuclear weapons. The treaty, if adopted, would mark a significant step towards the eventual goal of the complete elimination of these weapons of mass destruction.

UN General Assembly approves historic resolution to negotiate nuclear ban treaty

The United Nations General Assembly today approved a historic resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The vote follows a decision on 27 October by the General Assembly’s First Committee – which deals with disarmament and international security matters – to begin work on the new treaty despite fervent opposition from some nuclear-armed nations.