Conference to Negotiate Legally Binding Instrument on Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Note of Revised Indicative Timetable for Coming Week

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23 June 2017
Conference on Nuclear Weapons, 20th Meeting (AM)

Conference to Negotiate Legally Binding Instrument on Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Note of Revised Indicative Timetable for Coming Week

Briefly resuming its discussion before moving into informal consultations today, the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination took note of a revised indicative timetable for the week of 26‑30 June (document A/CONF.229/2017/3/Add.2).

According to that timetable, Conference President Elayne Whyte Gómez (Costa Rica) would present a revised version of the draft instrument on Tuesday, 27 June, before proceeding with informal meetings for most of the week.

Brazil’s representative expressed doubt over the proposal to hold closed negotiations, pointing out that the Conference had benefited thus far from the participation of non-governmental organizations, civil society members and other observers attending the open sessions.

Conference President Whyte Gómez (Costa Rica) responded by saying “other methodologies and approaches” could be explored next week, following the presentation of a revised draft convention.

The Conference will reconvene at a date and time to be announced.

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