APLN Co-conveners’ Statement on Nuclear Ban Treaty

On October 27th, the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted, by the overwhelming vote of 123-38 (with 16 abstentions) a resolution on “Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations.” Resolution A/C.1/71/L.41 calls for negotiations to commence in 2017 on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.”

View a statement on the proposed nuclear weapons ban by Chung-in Moon and Ramesh Thakur, co-convenors of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network.

Learn more about the proposed ban here.

October 31, 2016

Statement on the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty by Co-conveners of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network.