New dates for the conference have not been set. Indeed there are still some political and organizational hurdles to be overcome in order to ensure that the High-Level Conference proceeds. High-Level conferences are high-stakes events. They can accomplish a lot if successful, but they are also very difficult to pull-off.
Civil society support for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which initiated the proposal for a UN High-Level Conference, is vital to ensure that the Conference proceeds at a later date, and makes a significant contribution to reducing nuclear dangers and advancing nuclear disarmament.
The Abolition 2000 working group on the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament will continue to consult with NAM and the United Nations and advise civil society accordingly.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution yesterday setting the dates and mandate for the first ever UN High-Level conference on nuclear disarmament, which will take place from May 14-16, 2018.
Modelled after successful UN high-level conferences and summits on sustainable development, climate change and the oceans, the principal aim for this event is to make progress on effective measures for nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament.