Tariq Rauf

Tariq Rauf

Tariq Rauf is the Director of the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme.

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t the end of 2016, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted by a large majority (Resolution 71/258 of 23 December 2016) to convene in 2017 a UN conference to negotiate a ‘legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination’. The result of the vote was 113 in favour, 35 against and 13 abstentions.

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