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Promoting nuclear disarmament through the United Nations

Can the UN Command and Security Council play roles for peace in Korea?

Photo: Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre, deputy commander of the United Nations Command, speaks during a ceremony on July 27, 2018, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice agreement at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. (Jung Yeon-je /Pool Photo via AP) On November…

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A divided UN General Assembly votes on nuclear disarmament resolutions

Oct 24-30 was UN Disarmament Week, during which member states voted on a range of disarmament decisions and resolutions. Decisions generally relate to actions to be undertaken by UN Secretariat, and require implementation. Resolutions, on the other hand, are mostly indications of governments’ positions and intent. They can be very authoritative and influential if supported…

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Nuclear Abolition Day: Security Council session clashes with UN High-Level Meeting

The UN General Assembly held a high level meeting on nuclear disarmament on Wednesday last week (September 26) to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and other leaders from around the world used the opportunity to promote key initiatives and measures for nuclear disarmament including…

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UN Secretary-General calls for dialogue on nuclear disarmament

September 26. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Sincere, substantive and results-oriented dialogue towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, led by the nuclear-armed States, is urgently needed, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who addressed a High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly today. The plenary commemorates the International Day for…

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September 26: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 26 is United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day). It was established to enhance ‘public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination, in order to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a…

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United Nations: Step up for Nuclear Abolition

On Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days, call on your government to support the UN High Level Conference (Summit) on Nuclear Disarmament. August 6 and 9 are the 73rd anniversaries of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. UNFOLD ZERO joins peace and disarmament organisations around the world commemorating these dates with events and actions to prevent…

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Retiring one Trident missile could ensure UN does not run out of cash

Move the Nuclear Weapons Money, a global campaign to cut the nuclear weapons budget and reinvest this money in economic and environmental needs, has called for re-allocation of a portion of nuclear weapons budgets to assist the UN cash crisis. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week warned member states and UN staff that the United…

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Women legislators promote UN Secretary-General’s new disarmament initiative

Governments must make better use of diplomacy, international law and common security mechanisms in order to prevent war and adequately address climate change and nuclear threats, according an international appeal by women parliamentarians from around the world. The appeal, Common security for a sustainable and nuclear-weapon-free world, was released to commemorate Women’s International Day for…

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