Opportunity to rid world of nuclear weapons must be seized, Ban stresses

The world must take advantage of the momentum generated by efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the nine remaining countries which have yet to ratify the global pact which outlaws all nuclear explosions worldwide to do so.

Denuclearization vital for peace on Korean Peninsula, General Assembly hears

The President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) told the General Assembly today that denuclearization is essential to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula, calling for cooperation by the world’s nations to achieve broader disarmament goals.

UK leader, addressing UN debate, calls for ‘grand’ global nuclear bargain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown today proposed a “grand global bargain” between nations that have nuclear weapons and nations that do not, telling the General Assembly that the world was facing a renewed threat of proliferation.

Serbia-Russia partnership on nuclear waste will hasten development, UN says

Serbia will send its nuclear waste for reprocessing and disposal to Russia as part of a new agreement which will pave the way for economic and social development, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.