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Second conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, Nayarit 2014

To continue the discussion from the Oslo conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, the government of Mexico hosted a second conference on this subject from 13-14 February 2014 in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. In his summary of the meeting, the Chair called for the development of new international standards on nuclear weapons, including a legally binding instrument. The time has come, he noted, for a diplomatic process to reach this goal, within a specified timeframe, identifying the most appropriate forum and on the basis of a clear and substantive framework. Calling for this process to conclude by the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Chair described Nayarit as “the point of no return”.

Reaching Critical Will has written an analysis of the conference and has collected statements and presentations. Also check out some of these RCW and ICAN resources:

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