“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is playing in the conference hall in Nayarit following the chair’s declaration that this conference has been “the point of no return” in the humanitarian initiative to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.
Without getting overly specific, he called for an appropriate process in an appropriate forum that would have the goal of a legally binding instrument that would outlaw nuclear weapons by the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The ICAN campaigners erupted into applause at the conclusion of his statement. This is exactly what we wanted coming into Mexico, and we can now leave knowing that the road to Austria has been clearly marked.
More details in a more sober mood later. Now off the the ICAN party!!