Taranaki test site-and cleanup-area
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A Step Closer
In the lead up to the Victorian launch Black Mist Burnt Country is presenting an expert panel talk at Melbourne University on the recent United Nations landmark resolution to launch negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. On 27 October the First Committee of United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution L.41 with 123 nations voting in favour. Yet, most nuclear-armed nations voted against the UN resolution as did most of their allies, including nearly all NATO members. Australia also voted against the resolution.
Titled One Step Closer : New initiatives to prohibit nuclear weapons the event aims to give an overview of the efforts which led to this new initiative and analyse the resolution in view of future negotiations in 2017 for a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.
The panelists are:
Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pop
Director of Humanitarian Law and Movement Relations, International Red Cross, Australia
Dr Bernhard Zimburg
Ambassador Austrian Embassy Canberra
Prof Richard Tanter
School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne
A/Prof Dr Tilman Ruff
Co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Asia-Pacific Campaign Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Oodthenong area of episcopal car
The event supported by the Nossal Institute for Global Health, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.
The event is free, bookings are required.