Join us in Vienna: ICAN Civil Society Forum
April 29, 2014
Today the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the dates for the 3rd international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons which will take place on 8 – 9 December 2014 in Vienna. The resonance of the humanitarian initiative is reaching fever pitch and ICAN believes that this conference will be the prime opportunity for governments, international organisations and civil society to start work towards a new legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, as was envisioned by the Chair’s Summary at the Nayarit Conference.
To capitalise on the momentum and to energise, educate and demonstrate the unity of civil society, ICAN will host a large scale Civil Society Forum in Vienna on 6 – 7 December 2014, immediately before the Vienna Conference.
The power of civil society in creating the conditions for political breakthroughs must not be underestimated, and now more than ever, it’s time to show the unity of NGOs, international organisations and other coalitions in favour of banning nuclear weapons.
Let’s show our governments that now is the time to ban nuclear weapons.
See you in Vienna!