7 July 2017
Conference on Nuclear Weapons, 28th & 29th Meetings (AM & PM)
Nuclear Weapons, Always Immoral, Now Also Illegal, Declares Hiroshima Survivor as Disarmament Chief Urges, ‘Use Treaty Wisely’
To cheers and sustained applause, the Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons completed its work today, adopting a Treaty that would ban such weapons of mass destruction with a view to their total elimination.
NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.
NEW YORK, 30 August 2016 (Joint Investigative Mechanism) — The Security Council considered the third report (document S/2016/738) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)‑United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism, pursuant to resolution 2235 (2015). The report provides the findings, assessments and conclusions of the Mechanism’s Leadership Panel regarding those behind the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria.
NEW YORK, 9 May (Joint Investigative Mechanism) — The investigators of the Joint Investigative Mechanism, mandated to identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, pursuant to Security Council resolution 2235 (2015), visited Damascus last week. They met with Syrian authorities and reviewed information related to the nine cases that were identified for in-depth investigation in the Mechanism’s first report to the Security Council in February.