Addressing nuclear weapons legacies: opportunities for states to cooperate and engage towards shared humanitarian goals

The ongoing humanitarian and environmental impacts resulting from the legacies of past nuclear weapons use and testing continue to be an issue for communities in countries around the world today. In the context of broader discussion regarding the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, a renewed international focus on addressing these ongoing legacies is likely to result from the implementation of the framework on victim assistance, environmental remediation and international cooperation and assistance contained in articles 6 and 7 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). 

For states who are not party to the TPNW, but who support objectives such as sustainable development, the realisation of human rights and environmental priorities, engagement with work to address nuclear harm - including that taking place under the implementation of TPNW articles 6 and 7 - offers numerous positive opportunities, as outlined in more detail in the following briefing paper.

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