Nuclear power not panacea for energy supply, but it certainly helps – UN atomic chief

Nuclear power is not the only answer but looks to be an important part of the future energy mix in Asia and other parts of the world, according to the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who is an official visit to Japan, Viet Nam, China, and Indonesia.

Disarmament and non-proliferation both needed to fight nuclear threat – Annan

The only way forward to reducing “the greatest danger of all” – the threat posed by nuclear weapons – is to tackle the objectives of non-proliferation and disarmament simultaneously and equally vigorously, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

UN nuclear watchdog agency chief urges controls over whole fuel cycle

Steeply rising global energy demand – with more countries turning to nuclear power for supply – has heightened proliferation concerns which can only be satisfied by new multilateral controls on the nuclear fuel cycle, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

Nuclear weapon States must cut arsenals, US and Russia should lead: UN Assembly told

Despite significant reductions in nuclear arsenals, what remains is ample enough to destroy the planet, the head of an independent commission on weapons of mass destruction has warned the General Assembly, calling on nuclear weapon States to reduce their stockpiles and the United States and Russia to take the lead.

UN atomic watchdog calls for financial and technical support to fight nuclear terrorism

The United Nations atomic watchdog agency has called on all Member States to provide political, financial, and technical support to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism.

UN atomic chief calls for multilateral facility to supply enriched uranium fuel

At a time of growing global energy demand, mounting concern over nuclear proliferation as evidenced in Iran and the danger of nuclear materials falling into terrorist hands, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog today called for conversion of enrichment and reprocessing facilities from national to multilateral operations.

Central Asia’s nuclear-free zone treaty marks ‘another step in years of effort’: Annan

Welcoming today’s signing ceremony in Kazakhstan of the Central Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it marks “another step in years of effort” toward such an agreement, adding he hoped it would also move the world further toward global and regional peace and security.

Annan pleads for end to international deadlock on nuclear non-proliferation

With the world “sleepwalking” down the path towards more States, and possibly terrorists, acquiring nuclear weapons, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly urged the Conference on Disarmament to take action after nine years of deadlock and two recent high-profile failures to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

UN nuclear chief calls for new approaches to fight proliferation

The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog today called for fresh approaches to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the possibility of their falling into the hands of terrorists, outlining a multinational framework to control access to the sensitive technologies of uranium enrichment and plutonium separation.

World must deal now with dangers of nuclear proliferation, Annan warns

The world seems to be “sleepwalking” down a path in which more and more States feel obliged to obtain nuclear weapons even as militant groups seek the means to carry out nuclear terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today.