Due to overlapping dates with major disarmament meetings that have had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the first Meeting of States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, will now be taking place on 22-24 March 2022.
After a round of consultations, the President-designate of the meeting, Austria's Alexander Kmentt, has confirmed that the First Meeting of States parties will be postponed from January to March 2022. The change is due to overlapping dates with the 4-week-long Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which has not been able to take place since its original dates in May 2020 and is now set to take place in January next year. Due to the logistical challenges of having both of these meetings occurring at the same time in New York and Vienna, the states parties to the TPNW agreed to in consultations to postpone the MSP.
As president-designate of the #TPNW1MSP I am pleased to inform that States Parties decided on 22-24 March 2022 as the new dates for the 1MSP demonstrating committment to the #TPNW and the #NPT + multilateralism that is #inclusive - @nuclearban #nucleardisarmament @UN_vienna— alexander kmentt (@alexanderkmentt) August 10, 2021
The delay won’t impact the substance of the meeting, and hopefully it will also mean more States Parties and better travel conditions for more countries. As the civil society coordinators, ICAN will be keeping you informed of developments like this and more logistical information as it becomes available For the latest information you can always check this page: https://www.icanw.org/tpnw_first_meeting_of_states_parties