‘Science must have a place at the policy table,’ world leaders urge at special UN meeting

Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems including in education, health care and peace and security, eminent scientists and world leaders said, marking today at United Nations Headquarters the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

UN chief urges countries to “create a better future,” ratify nuclear-test-ban treaty

While the damage caused by past nuclear testing cannot be reversed, the international community can work toward a better future where nuclear testing and proliferation are banned outright, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

World must move toward total elimination of nuclear weapons – UN chief

The time has come for the total elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared as he urged the revival of nuclear disarmament as a “top international priority.”

Nuclear programmes of DPR Korea, Iran remain ‘serious concern’ – UN official

The nuclear programmes of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today, as he called on both countries to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding issues.

UN officials call for renewed global commitment to ending nuclear tests

United Nations officials today called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945.

Despite price dip, uranium demand, production continues to rise – UN atomic watchdog

A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published today found that demand for uranium, the raw material used to fuel nuclear power stations, will continue to rise, despite declining market prices since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Japan in March 2011 and lower electricity demand as a result of the global economic crisis.

On International Day, UN chief urges renewed commitment to world free of nuclear weapons

Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests.

Tragic past of Hiroshima atomic bombing must inspire future free of nuclear weapons – Ban

Remembering all those who died in the bombing of Hiroshima and, later, Nagasaki, some 69 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the atrocious memories of that tragedy must inspire new generations to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons.

At nuclear security summit, Ban urges deeper global cooperation to ensure safer world

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today cited deeper global cooperation as “indispensable” to strengthening nuclear security, as he called on leaders to take the necessary steps towards ensuring a safer world for all.

General Assembly President encourages disarmament meeting to stay focused

The world’s only multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations today decided to renew an informal working group aimed at reinvigorating discussions which have stalled since the 1990s, a step that the President of the United Nations General Assembly termed “crucial,” as he urged members to follow up with real progress.