John Loretz argues that “the Austrian Pledge” completes the transition from learning about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons to acting upon the evidence and pursuing a ban treaty.
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Kjølv Egeland provides an overview of proceedings at the December 2014 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluding that a focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons has given those advocating for disarmament a new lease of life.
Thomas Nash observes that the current shift in the nuclear weapons dialogue paves the way for a comprehensive ban in the near future. This is an initiative that can unite the international community behind a tangible objective, with recent conferences providing a normative framework.
Lukasz Kulesa observes that the current focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons makes a comprehensive ban much more likely, but this will not result in disarmament by the existing nuclear weapons state.
In advance of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on December 8-9, 129 statesmen and women from 45 countries sign a letter supporting the initiative.