Julie has taken part in a landmark conference hosted by the Austerian government on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, together with civil society organisations, academics, diplomats and fellow parliamentarians.
The aim of the conference is to work to establish an international consensus that the ipacts of nuclear weapons are so grave that they could never comply with international law. Those committed to the campaign hope to see an international lega instrument established at the UN level, in order to ban nuclear weapons.
The Conference led the Austrian government to launch the Humanitarian Pledge "to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks." 127 states have signed up to the pledge leading it to be adopted by the UN General Assembly in Resolution 70/48.