UN political chief, DPRK officials agree Korean Peninsula faces 'most tense and dangerous' situation

In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shared the view that the Korean Peninsula faces the most tense and dangerous peace and security situation in the world.

In Tehran, UN atomic chief says Iran implementing nuclear-related commitments

Visiting Iran, the head of the United Nations atomic energy agency on Sunday reiterated that the commitments undertaken by the country under the nuclear accord of 2015 are being implemented.

Disarmament and non-proliferation ‘mutually-reinforcing,’ Security Council told

The United Nations disarmament chief today warned against emerging technologies that make the acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction easier, and stressed the need for effective approaches combining diplomacy, international cooperation and implementation of Security Council decisions.

Two years on, UN chief stresses 'sustained commitment essential' for Iran nuclear deal

Marking the second anniversary of the historic agreement aimed at ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Gulf country for implementing its nuclear-related commitments.

Disarmament and non-proliferation are not “just for men”

Disarmament and non-proliferation issues are not “just for men”, female participants at a UN peace forum in Austria are learning.

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Ban welcomes extension of UN body dealing with weapons of mass destruction

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the 10-year extension of a committee tasked with monitoring a United Nations resolution seeking to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Security Council extends mandate of UN committee on weapons of mass destruction

The Security Council today extended for 10 years the mandate of a committee tasked with monitoring a United Nations resolution on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and requested it to carry out a comprehensive review of the implementation of the text.

Ban welcomes Central Asia''s decision to renounce nuclear weapons

Central Asia is set to become the Northern Hemisphere's first-ever nuclear-weapons-free zone tomorrow, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcoming the entry into force of the pact underpinning the establishment of the zone.

UN nuclear watchdog agency lays out seven speedy steps to curb weapons spread

As parties to the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) prepare to meet this spring to curb the spread of illicit arms, the United Nations atomic watchdog today spotlighted a series of steps for speedy action including a moratorium on new facilities that could produce weapons-grade fuel and a clampdown on smuggling.

UN atomic watchdog warns anew on nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands

If terrorists are to be prevented from getting their hands on weapons of mass destruction, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) must be strengthened, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency has told world leaders, politicians and economists attending this year’s World Economic Forum.