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 nations are committed to achieving the swift entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. #nuclearban pic.twitter.com/U2MN0e5VD1— Tim Wright (@TimMilesWright) August 16, 2018
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.
Diplomats and campaigners from across Africa are meeting in Pretoria today to discuss the importance of achieving the swift entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 🇿🇦 #nuclearban @DIRCO_ZA pic.twitter.com/fl1aQD5kRV— Tim Wright (@TimMilesWright) August 16, 2018
For the Conference summary, please download the PDFs below:
#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
@nuclearban has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. WILPF, as an active member of the International Steering Group, worked as part of this movement. Yesterday was time to celebrate this historic progress in peace all together. #FeministPeace pic.twitter.com/y2Ep4GH62K— WILPF (@WILPF) August 21, 2018
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
We had an excellent meeting today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to promote the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons! #nuclearban 🇪🇹 pic.twitter.com/cBIO9l6K9k— Tim Wright (@TimMilesWright) August 21, 2018
Download the workshop report here.
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