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Moratorium on nuclear testing urged as UN conference on test-ban concludes

Ending three days of talks on a key treaty banning nuclear tests, countries party to the accord called today for a moratorium on nuclear testing and stressed their determination to promote its early entry into force.

Spread of nuclear weapons must be curbed, Annan says as test ban talks open at UN

The events of 11 September have made it clear that the world cannot afford further proliferation of nuclear weapons, nor can it afford to lose momentum in efforts to eliminate such arms from the world’s arsenals, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today to a United Nations conference to promote a ban on nuclear testing.

Annan to preside over start of meeting on nuclear test ban accord

A meeting aimed at promoting the entry into force of a nuclear test ban accord is slated to begin this weekend at United Nations Headquarters in New York, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan expected to lead the opening events, a UN spokesman said today.

UN atomic energy agency holds special session on combating nuclear terrorism

Amid mounting concerns over terrorist threats, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today held a special session in Vienna aimed at helping to prevent nuclear or radioactive material from falling into the wrong hands, or nuclear facilities from becoming targets.

Threat of nuclear terrorism is growing, UN atomic energy agency warns

The ruthlessness of the September attacks against the United States has alerted the world to the potential of nuclear terrorism, making it "far more likely" that terrorists could target nuclear facilities, nuclear material and radioactive sources worldwide, the chief of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

Meeting on nuclear test ban treaty rescheduled for mid-November

A meeting aimed at promoting the entry into force of a nuclear test ban accord, which had been postponed in the wake of the terrorist attacks against the United States, has been rescheduled for mid-November, a United Nations spokesman announced today.

UN advisory board recommends measures to reduce risk of nuclear war

A United Nations advisory board has forwarded seven recommendations to the General Assembly on ways of reducing the risk of nuclear war.

Annan concerned over slow progress in eliminating nuclear weapons

Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, has voiced concern over the lack of progress in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

UN agencies sponsor international drill on emergency nuclear management

As part of ongoing global efforts to deal with possible nuclear emergencies, five international organizations and 54 countries will participate in a two-day simulated nuclear accident drill in France beginning tomorrow.

Security of nuclear material examined at UN-sponsored conference in Stockholm

The need for stepped-up international efforts to prevent and halt the illicit use of nuclear materials around the world is the focus of a United Nations-sponsored conference currently under way in Stockholm, Sweden.