Panel at the United Nations

Examples of national implementation measures

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | United Nations Conf Rm B

The UN is currently negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. This side event provides examples of already existing national prohibition measures relevant to the implementation of the ban treaty.

Examples of national implementation measures

Wednesday June 21. 11:00 – 12:30.
United Nations, Conference Room B
A UN pass is required

Chair:

  • Alyn Ware
    PNND Global Coordinator, Member of the World Future Council

Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.
    Philippine Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN
  • H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi
    Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN in Geneva
  • Dr Kate Dewes ONZM
    Co-Director of the Disarmament and Security Centre (New Zealand).
    Former member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

 

The side-event is being held to provide examples of already existing nuclear weapons prohibition measures which are related to the types of national implementation measures that governments and parliaments might enact following the adoption of the nuclear prohibition treaty.

These include, inter alia, the Nuclear-Free Amendment to the Philippines Constitution (1987); New Zealand Nuclear-Free Zone, Arms Control, and Disarmament Act (1987), and Federal Constitutional Act for a Non-Nuclear Austria (1999).

The development, implementation and impact of these measures can provide useful background to States and civil society in preparation for national implementation of the nuclear prohibition treaty.

Background: