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Promoting nuclear disarmament through the United Nations

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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UN Secretary-General announces new initiative for global nuclear disarmament

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva yesterday (Feb 26), announced a new United Nations initiative for nuclear disarmament, that would integrate the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world into other key UN processes on conventional disarmament, peace-making and sustainable development. ‘Countries persist in the mistaken idea that nuclear weapons make…

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UK House of Lords: From the Doomsday Clock to the UN High-Level Conference

What is your parliament doing to promote the UN High-Level Conference? On January 25, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock to 2 minutes to Midnight due to the increased risks from nuclear weapons conflicts and from climate change. Parliaments and parliamentarians around the world are responding to the growing…

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UN Security Council special session on weapons of mass destruction: Jan 18, 2018

The United Nations Security Council will hold a special thematic debate on January 18 on the topic of ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction and Confidence Building Measures‘. The debate will be chaired by Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev, and will have a strong focus on diplomacy and trust-building as important elements to prevent proliferation of WMD and to…

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Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (1)

On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted by consensus its very first resolution Resolution 1 (I), which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’ UNFOLD ZERO highlights the 72nd anniversary of…

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