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Regional forum in Nigeria centers on banning nuclear weapons

Regional forum in Nigeria centers on banning nuclear weapons

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04 September 2019

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, together with its campaigners in West Africa, held a regional forum for members of the Economic Community of West African States as well as civil society organisations in Abuja, Nigeria from 15-16  August.

The forum brought together key partners including policymakers and subject matter experts.

The forum provided space for members of the Economic Community of West African States to review the current efforts of its members related to the signing and ratification process of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with many of the states committing to speeding up this process in their countries.

Discussions at the forum also centered around the humanitarian imperative to ban nuclear weapons.

Participants were introduced to the Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems by the Future of Life Institute, and the ongoing campaign to stop killer robots.

 

WCC work on nuclear arms control

WCC Statement towards a Nuclear-free World