Disarmament Insight


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Nuclear Disarmament: Humanitarian Consequences: OEWG

Dr. John Borrie, UNIDIR’s Chief of Research, made a presentation on 26 February to the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) which is meeting in Geneva this year.

The presentation was entitled: 'Measures to increase awareness and understanding of the complexity of and interrelationship between the wide range of humanitarian consequences that would result from any nuclear detonation.

The text of the presentation can be found on the OEWG's website via this link.

The OEWG was established by the United Nations General Assembly for the purpose of ‘taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’. It opened in Geneva on 22 February. Its next session begins in Geneva on 2 May.

Tim Caughley
Resident Senior Fellow