[The United Nations has decided to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear
Disarmament in 2018 in order to enhance progress toward the achievement of
a nuclear weapons convention – a global treaty to prohibit and eliminate
nuclear weapons.
Similar UN High Level Conferences held over the past few years have been
very successful, including the conference on Sustainable Development (2015)
which achieved agreement on 17 Sustainable Development Goals; Climate
Change (2015) which achieved the Paris Agreement; Refugees and Migrants
(2016) which achieved the New York Declaration and Oceans (2017) which
achieved the 14-point Action Plan to Protect our Oceans.
...
Ideas proposed for the agenda of the 2018 UN Conference:
Encouraging states to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear
Weapons;
Calling on the nuclear-armed States (and allied states) to adopt measures
at the conference on nuclear-risk reduction and transparency, including
lowering the operational readiness to use nuclear weapons, and adopting
no-first-use policies;
Moving the nuclear-armed States to announce, at the conference, an end the
modernisation of nuclear weapons, and new agreed cuts in their stockpiles;
Renewing the UN process an establishing a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free
Zone;
Supporting the establishment of a North East Asian NWFZ.]

http://www.unfoldzero.org/2018-un-high-level-conference-on-nuclear-disarmament/

2018 UN HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

The United Nations has decided to hold a High Level Conference on Nuclear
Disarmament in 2018 in order to enhance progress toward the achievement of
a nuclear weapons convention – a global treaty to prohibit and eliminate
nuclear weapons.

Similar UN High Level Conferences held over the past few years have been
very successful, including the conference on Sustainable Development (2015)
which achieved agreement on 17 Sustainable Development Goals; Climate
Change (2015) which achieved the Paris Agreement; Refugees and Migrants
(2016) which achieved the New York Declaration and Oceans (2017) which
achieved the 14-point Action Plan to Protect our Oceans.

UNFOLD ZERO, in cooperation with the Basel Peace Office, PNND and Abolition
2000, are building civil society, parliamentary and government support for
the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, and to influence
the agenda and ensure success.

Ideas proposed for the agenda of the 2018 UN Conference:

Encouraging states to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear
Weapons;
Calling on the nuclear-armed States (and allied states) to adopt measures
at the conference on nuclear-risk reduction and transparency, including
lowering the operational readiness to use nuclear weapons, and adopting
no-first-use policies;
Moving the nuclear-armed States to announce, at the conference, an end the
modernisation of nuclear weapons, and new agreed cuts in their stockpiles;
Renewing the UN process an establishing a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free
Zone;
Supporting the establishment of a North East Asian NWFZ.

Developments:
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation
in Europe – which includes the parliaments of France, Russia, UK, USA, all
NATO countries and other European Countries – has called ‘on all
participating OSCE States to participate in the 2018 UN international
conference on nuclear disarmament at the highest level, to include
parliamentarians in their delegations to the conference and to pursue the
adoption of nuclear risk reduction, transparency and disarmament measures
at the conference.’  See OSCE Parliamentary Assembly calls for nuclear
weapons stand-down.

A joint cross-party letter on Dialogue, detente and nuclear disarmament,
sent from European parliamentarians to NATO and the OSCE leaders on July
14, 2017, includes a call on NATO and OSCE to support the 2018 UN High
Level Conference.

Documents:
UN Resolution 71/71 (2016), re-affirming the decision to hold the UN High
Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament;
UNFOLD ZERO working paper to the 2017 NPT prep com on the 2018 UN High
Level Conference
The Ban treaty and the UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

Events:
Consultation meetings on the UN HLC, January – March 2017
New York
Geneva
Vienna
Berlin
London
Washington DC

Side-event at the 2017 NPT Prep Com in Vienna
The Ban Treaty and the 2018 UN High Level Conference, side-event on June
30, 2017, at the UN during the ban treaty negotiations

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