Mexico announces conference on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

September 27, 2013

On the 13 and 14 of February 2014 the Government of Mexico will host a conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in Nayarit, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This conference aims to further explore the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons as a follow-up to the discussions started in Oslo in March 2013.

ICAN is working closely with the Mexican government to ensure effective and significant participation of civil society at the conference. Due to the size of the conference venue, space will be limited for all delegations, including civil society. ICAN will help to facilitate this process for civil society, and will make sure that it is open and inclusive. ICAN will also have a sponsorship programme for campaigners from developing countries. Further information about the conference, including the registration procedure and the call for sponsorship applications will be circulated at the end of October 2013 to the ICAN Campaigners List, as well as posted to the ICAN website and social media outlets.

ICAN will hold campaign and orientation meetings for ICAN partner organisations on 11 and 12 February, as well as a half-day debrief on 15 February. These meetings will also be open to any civil society organisations attending the government conference.

We are looking forward to working with you all in the coming months to ensure that this conference in Mexico will become a significant step towards a treaty banning nuclear weapons.



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