It does not mean that there are not major countries that have not stayed outside the treaty, including our own — the United States. But we believe that we will eventually get every nation in the world on board … because we keep monitoring their activities … and we keep the pressure on them every day.

– Jody Williams

The pathway towards a treaty banning nuclear weapons, and progress so far

The following statement was delivered by Clara Levin on 11 May 2016 at the UN open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva: