Nuclear Weapons Convention Needs Support

NEW YORK, NY -- This autumn, the United Nations will consider a General Assembly resolution calling for negotiations that will bring about a Nuclear Weapons Convention, banning the possession and any use of nuclear weapons.

Similar UNGA resolutions have been adopted by large majorities in 1996, 1997 and 1998. U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) has introduced a House Resolution (HR 82) that calls on the government to support the Convention.

The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy has details about how to support and promote the NWC. Ask your U.S. Rep. to co-sponsor by calling the Capital switchboard: (202) 224-3121.

For the text and details, see LCNP's web pages in Resources.

--Bombs Away! Newsletter of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fall, 1998.