Lecture: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons January 21, 2021 at 12:00pm - 12pm | virtual | Linköping Linköping Sweden Organised by: Elin Liss Virtual event | link: https://business.facebook.com/events/3591098180939670/
//Notice! This UF Talk will be held in English. Due to the pandemic, this lecture will be held over Zoom. The link will be posted in the Facebook event soon.//
After negotiations that took place at the United Nations in New York on July 7, 2017, a majority of the world’s nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty, as advocated by The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), is the first legally binding international agreement to prohibit State Parties from participating in any nuclear weapons activities. And on October 24, 2020, the TPNW reached a historic milestone when it met the required 50 ratifications needed for its implementation under international law. The TPNW will enter into force on January 22, 2021.
ICAN is a global civil society coalition compromised of 599 non-governmental organizations in over 105 countries around the world. And for their work to draw attention to the suffering of people, societies, health-care systems and the environment caused by the use of nuclear weapons and efforts to create a path toward their elimination ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.
To promote greater awareness and understanding of the TPNW we have invited Gabriella Irsten, a policy and advocacy officer from one of ICANs partner organizations in Sweden, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), to hold a lecture about how both ICAN and WILF in Sweden have worked to make this agreement happen and what the treaty will mean and lead to in the future. After the lecture there will be time for a Q&A.
This is a lecture that you do not want to miss!
Link to Facebook event.