The humanitarian impact on the nuclear weapons treaty

The five nuclear weapon states have been less than enthusiastic about the humanitarian initiative.

IPPNW Photo: Alex Rosen
A participant checks out a map at the Vienna conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in December.
Paul Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 01/21/2015 1:34 am EST

Under the gaze of playful cherubs and florid murals, the Festival Hall of the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna seems an incongruous venue for debating the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons.

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