Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told

Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment”, a top UN official told the General Assembly on Monday.

Women have “powerful voice” in global scientific community

Women have a “powerful voice” in the global scientific community, the head of a UN partner organization that works to end nuclear testing has said.

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Two more nations ratify UN-backed treaty banning nuclear testing

The Central African Republic and Trinidad and Tobago today ratified the United Nations-backed treaty that prohibits all nuclear tests, bringing the total number of countries bound by the global ban to 153.

Upcoming meetings can rally support for UN-backed nuclear treaty, says official

A set of meetings to be held next week at United Nations Headquarters could have a significant impact on efforts to bring the treaty banning nuclear testing worldwide into force, a senior official leading those efforts said today.

Countries ask Annan to reschedule meeting on nuclear test ban treaty

Several countries have asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to postpone a meeting on a treaty outlawing nuclear tests following the decision to delay the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level debate, a UN spokesman said today.