Intersessional Progress on the TPNW

At the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, states-parties adopted the Vienna Action Plan, with 50 concrete and progressive actions to implement the treaty and work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The Vienna Action Plan created three informal working groups to take forward actions related to Articles 4, 6 and 7 and 12 of the treaty (on nuclear disarmament verification, victim assistance, environmental remediation and international cooperation and assistance, and universalisation), as well as focal points or facilitators to advance actions on gender and complementarity of the TPNW with other instruments. The Vienna Action also commits states to appoint national focal or contact points for work on Articles 4, 6 and 7 and 12.

This website provides an overview of the work in each of these key areas in the Vienna Action Plan to take forward treaty implementation in the intersessional period between the First and Second Meeting of States Parties, which will take place the week of November 27, 2023.

Areas of Work

Nuclear Disarmament Verification: Article 4 Informal Working Group

Victim Assistance, Environmental Remediation and International Cooperation: Articles 6 & 7 Informal Working Group

Universalisation: Article 12 Informal Working Group

Scientific Advisory Group

Gender and Nuclear Weapons

Complementarity of the TPNW