Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
After the 2013 Oslo conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons held on March 4-5 2013, the Government of Mexico hosted a Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on February 13-14 2014. This Conference broadened the discussion about the damage and risks of nuclear weapons. A third conference hosted by the Government of Austria will take place on December 8-9 2014 in Vienna.
Disarmament Resource Guides
This resource guide presents UN and other resources concerning Nuclear Weapons
Please find below links to resource guides on other topics related to disarmament by type of weapon:
- Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (created in collaboration with the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at United Nations Headquarters and the UN Mine Action Service)
UN Documentation: Disarmament (created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at United Nations Headquarters)
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26 September)
The UN General Assembly’ designated 26 September as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in resolution A/RES/ 68/32 adopted on 5 December 2013.
This Day, which was celebrated for the first time in 2014, provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It provides an opportunity to educate the public - and their leaders - about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. Commemorating this Day at the United Nations is especially important, given its universal membership and its long experience in grappling with nuclear disarmament issues. It is the right place to address one of humanity’s greatest challenges, achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
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