The first meeting of states parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will take place in Vienna in January next year, with the proposed dates of 12 – 14 January 2022.

This meeting is an important opportunity for states to commit to concrete actions to implement obligations like providing assistance to victims of nuclear weapon use and testing, beginning to remediate contaminated environments and universalising the treaty. It also gives states a chance to discuss some of the treaty’s technical details, like setting a deadline for the elimination of nuclear weapons for nuclear-armed states that join.