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African support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty keeps growing

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August 18, 2018

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been the talk of the town at several events and meetings across the African continent over the past few weeks. ICAN campaigners, including Treaty Coordinator Tim Wright, participated in and helped organise many of these events. Here are some of the highlights:

African Regional Conference on Nuclear Disarmament 

On August 16th, 2018, delegates from 20 African nations came together at the African Regional Conference on Nuclear Disarmament held in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa once possessed nuclear weapons, now it is a champion of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

For the Conference summary, please download the PDFs below:

in English

in French

 

#FeministPeace and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Meanwhile, in Ghana, ICAN's partner organisation WILPF, took some time out of its 32nd Triennial International Congress to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize and talk about the importance of the Nuclear Ban Treaty and why it's a feminist issue

 

Promoting the #nuclearban in Addis Ababa

Later in the week, an ICAN delegation hosted a workshop in Addis Ababa to raise awareness of nuclear disarmament, and met with the ambassadors of Madagascar, Tunisia, Mauritania and Guinea. This workshop followed the success of an earlier workshop of its kind in July, 2018 in Nigeria

Download the workshop report here.  

For more updates and photos from these activities, check out the social media feed here