Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty an essential pillar for peace and security

Countries meeting in New York next month to review progress on nuclear non-proliferation are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the opportunity to strengthen global peace and security. 

Prospect of a nuclear war ‘higher than it has been in generations’, warns UN

In a world defined by “competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy”, the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is “higher than it has been in generations,” the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

With threat of nuclear weapon use growing, non-proliferation treaty more vital than ever – UN official

The United Nations disarmament chief said on Monday that the world today faces similar challenges to the context that gave birth to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and that the threat of use of nuclear weapons is growing.