Furthermore, ICAN has been the leading civil society actor in the endeavour to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons
under international law.
Promotion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
is a valuable means in this regard, through which the States demonstrate their political will to pursue the realization of the noble objective of a nuclear-weapon-free world.
The UN approved a draft resolution in late 2009 for an international day against nuclear tests to raise public awareness about the threats and dangers of nuclear weapons
To put everything into perspective, it should be acknowledged that even before the crisis in Ukraine, the withdrawal of nuclear weapons
was opposed by the Eastern European NATO member states, especially the Baltic States.
The Federal Ministry leading the Vienna convention emphasised that nuclear weapons
pose an existential threat to all humankind, highlighting that these possible perils are not abstract and real.
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General Assembly for adoption, unlike the New Zealand- or Australia-led statements on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
prepared to be issued at the First Committee.
This is significant because nuclear weapons
are some of the most technologically sophisticated devices in the world.
A future without nuclear weapons
is not only possible, it is essential.
The Philippines' consistent support for the cause culminated in its 'yes' vote for the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
This outcome was the result of a global campaign focused on the unconditional unacceptability of the use of nuclear weapons
, the Secretary-General noted, acknowledging the invaluable contribution made by Hiroshima's message of peace and the heroic efforts of hibakushas or survivors of the atomic bombs.
As of early 2017, there are approximately 14,900 nuclear warheads existing worldwide, according to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization dedicated to reducing the number and spread of nuclear weapons