Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz at the United Nations in New York

At the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on 28 April, the Austrian Foreign Minister -on behalf of 157 countries- delivered a statement focusing on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.

The Minister also met with the Lord Mayor of Hiroshima, the UN High Representative of Disarmament, the Foreign Ministers of Sweden and Iran, as well as representatives of NGOs and the Press. Furthermore, Minister Kurz together with representatives of the UN, the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber reopened the iconic Vienna Cafรฉ at the UN General Assembly Building following its refurbishment.

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz addresses the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the United Nations. Photo Dragan Tatic. 

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz meets the mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, during the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in New York City. Photo Dragan Tatic. 

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz meets Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, at the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the United Nations. Photo: Dragan Tatic.

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz meets Angela Kane, High Representative of Disarmament, Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the United Nations. Photo: Dragan Tatic.

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz at the reopening of Cafe Vienna at the United Nations. Photo: Dragan Tatic.

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz with Bettina Zerza, architect of the recently reopened Cafe Vienna at the United Nations in New York City.