The Brazilian Government welcomes the adoption of the UN Resolution "Taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations". Prepared by Brazil and five other countries (South Africa, Austria, Ireland, Mexico and Nigeria), the Resolution calls for an international conference in 2017, to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It was approved with 123 votes for, 38 against and 16 abstentions.
The 2017 Conference could mark a historic moment to achieving the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. Brazil encourages all countries to actively participate in the negotiating process, and invites citizens, civil society organizations and members of the academia to follow negotiations and contribute to its success.
The Brazilian Government seeks the complete banning of nuclear weapons, in accordance with the constitutional commitment of the country with the exclusively peaceful use of nuclear activity.