nuclear non-proliferation

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.

News in Brief 04 June 2018

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Global action plan promotes exercise in move to fight disease
  • UN agency, IAEA, ready to play role in North Korea nuclear verification
  • UN expert, Philip Alston, chides Trump administration’s “systematic assault” on welfare
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Extending human rights and denuclearization of DPRK must go together: UN expert

Extending basic human rights across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea must be part of any deal on denuclearizing the peninsula, according to the UN’s independent rights’ expert on the country.

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UN chief congratulates US, Russia on nuclear arsenal cuts, urges further disarmament

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday congratulated the United States and Russia on successfully reducing their strategic nuclear forces to the level required by a new bilateral treaty signed in 2010, calling on both sides to engage in the necessary dialogue that will lead to further arsenal reductions.

UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a “substantive outcome” on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokesperson.