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Open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament

In December 2012, the UN General Assembly decided through resolution 67/56 to convene an open-ended working group (OEWG) to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons. The group met throughout 2013 and produced a final report.

In October 2015, states adopted resolution L.13/Rev.1 to establish a second OEWG to address concrete effective legal measures, legal provisions, and norms that will need to be concluded to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons. It will operate as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly and under its rules of procedure, for up to 15 working days in 2016.

So far the second OEWG has met from 22-26 February 2016 and 2-13 May 2016 and the third round of discussions will take place on 16, 17, and 19 August 2016, following the Chair's presentation of the draft report on 5 August 2016. 

Check out this podcast from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on the second OEWG.