nuclear disarmament

Nagasaki is ‘a global inspiration’ for peace, UN chief says marking 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

The survivors of the atomic bombings, known in Japanese as the hibakusha, have become global “leaders for peace and disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Thursday’s Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of that devastating day.

As Hiroshima observes 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing, UN notes ‘stalled’ progress on nuclear disarmament

The world needs the continued moral leadership of the people of Hiroshima, the top United Nations disarmament official said on Monday, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing that devastated the city while lamenting that after decades of momentum towards a nuclear-free world, “progress has stalled.”

News in Brief 14 May 2018

  • UN Secretary-General ‘profoundly alarmed’ over Gaza developments
  • Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief
  • Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines ‘terrorist’ list: UN experts
  • Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband
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News in Brief 03 May 2018

  • On international day, UN chief upholds ‘invaluable’ role of a free press
  • UN chief ‘optimistic’ over peace efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula
  • CAR authorities urged to investigate recent deadly violence
  • UN agencies appeal for global support to save lives in the Sahel
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Dream of nuclear-weapon-free world can be realized, says Ban

Despite the continued presence of thousands of nuclear weapons in global arsenals, it is possible to achieve the goal of ridding the world of this deadly scourge, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering in the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

Hiroshima anniversary time to renew commitment to disarm – top UN officials

The 64th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima serves not only as a reminder of the destruction wrought by nuclear weapons but as a time to renew the global commitment to rid the world of this deadly scourge, top United Nations officials said today.

Global disarmament cannot be postponed any longer, Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged greater progress towards achieving a world free of nuclear weapons, warning that humanity still faces serious threats from this global scourge nearly 20 years after the end of the Cold War.

Ban notes urgency of entry into force of nuclear-test-ban treaty

Noting that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has still not been brought into force over a decade after it was agreed, Secretary-General today renewed his appeal to all States that have not yet done so to adhere to the pact.

Urging world to disarm, Ban kicks off countdown to UN Day

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the “WMD-WeMustDisarm” campaign, beginning the 100-day countdown to the 2009 United Nations International Day of Peace, which this year focuses on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.