Ban welcomes outcome of month-long nuclear treaty review conference

The latest review meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) wrapped up today by reaffirming the resolve of the five Member States with nuclear weapons to eliminate their arsenals and calling for a United Nations-sponsored conference in 2012 to establish a nuclear-free Middle East.

Too much at stake for failure at nuclear review conference, Ban says

As a major review conference on nuclear non-proliferation enters its final week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today exhorted nations to look beyond their own interests to achieve wide-ranging goals on disarmament.

In solemn session UN marks 65th anniversary of end of Second World War

The United Nations today marked the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War by paying homage to the “extraordinary bravery” of those who waged the “epic struggle for freedom and liberation” and vowing to banish the prospect of a repeat of such a scourge.

Agenda set for UN-backed 2010 review of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The committee preparing for next year’s United Nations-backed conference of States parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty today agreed on a president and an agenda for the May 2010 meeting in New York.

Signatories of UN additional nuclear weapons safeguard now number 100

One hundred countries have now signed an additional protocol in connection with to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), granting United Nations inspectors greater access to ensure that nuclear materials are not being diverted to weapons production, the UN atomic watchdog agency announced today.

Annan hails agreement by US, Russia to drastically cut deployed nuclear weapons

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today welcomed the agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation to substantially reduce their deployed nuclear weapon stocks over the next decade.