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    UNIS/MA/308
    17 June 2022

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Press Briefing by the President of the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

    1 p.m., Tuesday 21 June 2022

    VIENNA/NEW YORK, 17 June 2022 – The First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna in Vienna from 21 – 23 June 2022.

    The TPNW includes a comprehensive set of prohibitions related to nuclear weapons. These include undertakings not to develop, test, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.

    On the opening day, Tuesday 21 June, President-designate Ambassador Alexander Kmentt (Austria) will speak to members of the media about the Treaty’s key objectives and his expectations for the First Meeting of States Parties to examine the Treaty’s implementation and measure progress towards its goals.

    Who: The President-designate of the First Meeting of States Parties Alexander Kmentt (Austria)

    What: Press briefing on the opening day of the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) 

    When: Tuesday 21 June 2022, 1 p.m. (CEST)

    Where: Media Room, Vienna Austria Centre (Vienna)

    Access: Entry into the venue will be via Gate One of the Vienna International Centre. Media should go through the M-building and follow the signs to the Austria Centre Vienna.

    Media access: Media representatives wishing to cover the Meeting are advised to apply for accreditation in advance through the United Nations Information Service in Vienna. Please send a letter of assignment and a copy of your press card to press.vienna@un.org. Criteria for media accreditation and information on the required documents are available on the UNIS website. Facilities for the media including a media centre will be available at the Meeting.

    For more information about the Treaty, see the Office for Disarmament Affairs website

    For more information about the First Meeting of States Parties, see the Conference Website

    For accreditation, see the Media Accreditation to the Vienna International Centre website.

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    For further information please contact:

    Suzanne Oosterwijk
    Political Affairs Officer, Information and Outreach Branch,
    UN Office for Disarmament Affairs,
    Email: suzanne.oosterwijk[at]un.org