The draft Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons would prohibit the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.
At its fiftieth session the UN General Assembly adopted on 12 December 1995 resolution 50/71 E, entitled "Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons" requested the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations and requested the Conference on Disarmament to report to the Assembly on the results of those negotiations. The Assembly stressed that an international convention banning the use of nuclear weapons was an important step in a phased program towards the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, within a specified time framework. The Conference on Disarmament has been unable to undertake negotiations on this subject as called for by this and subsequent General Assembly resolutions.
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