Next stop—First Committee
The OEWG has just adopted a report calling for negotiations on a ban treaty to commence in 2017! The vote count — 68 yes, 22 no, 13 abstentions — reflects only those states in the room at the time of the vote. ICAN counts real number of ban supporters participating in OEWG as 107. Even more when all Pledge States are counted. A last-minute attempt by Australia to block the report failed, with the result that opposing states are even more isolated.
Next stop, First Committee!