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.