The chairman of the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions imposed against Iran today updated the 15-member body on the number of countries which have reported on their implementation of these measures, and the work carried out by the panel during the past three months.
Responding to a Security Council resolution binding 191 United Nations Member States to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, three dozen governments have signed up to help other countries draft legal frameworks, put in place domestic controls, or share their experiences.
The month-long conference at the United Nations reviewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) heads into the final hours of its work with its main committees unable to agree on the texts they have been considering.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that recent developments with the nuclear programmes in Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) illustrated how important it was for parties currently in New York reviewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to speed up their work.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today challenged the parties to the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to recognize that disarmament, halting the spread of nuclear weapons and the right to peaceful use are all vital – and far too important to be held hostage to the politics of the past.