Delegates Urge Swift, Permanent End to Existing Atomic Bombs, as General Assembly Marks International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

28 Sep

There is need to galvanize action to swiftly and permanently rid the world of atomic bombs, especially as the global community grapples with the coronavirus, delegates said today during the General Assembly’s high-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Urging Remaining Annex II States to Ratify Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Secretary-General Tells Conference We Have Been in ‘State of Limbo’ for Too Long

23 Sep

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the Article XIV Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, held today:

Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s Potential Will Not Be Realized until It Enters into Force, Speakers Stress, as General Assembly Marks International Day

8 Sep

The General Assembly commemorated the International Day against Nuclear Tests today, with speakers praising the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as a landmark instrument, while warning that its potential will not be fully realized until it enters into force.

Semipalatinsk Closure Signaled End of Unrestrained Nuclear Testing, Secretary-General Says, as General Assembly Marks International Day

8 Sep

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the General Assembly high‑level event on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, held today:

Prospects for Nuclear Weapons Most Dangerous since Cold War, Secretary-General Tells Nagasaki Peace Memorial, Stressing Persisting Shadow of ‘Mushroom Cloud’

9 Aug

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the Nagasaki Peace Memorial on the seventy-sixth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, today: