UN Security Council

Global Zero, a global movement of high level experts and civil society campaigners, has called on the UN Security Council to use similar diplomatic efforts to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including nuclear weapons.

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“For years, a choir of sceptics insisted it was impossible – that “tough cases” like Iran and Syria could never be disarmed of their weapons of mass destruction” says Global Zero in their new appeal. “But Syrian chemical weapons are being dismantled as you read this, and the interim deal with Iran signals the beginning of the end of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The sceptics were wrong.”

Global Zero invites you to endorse their appeal to the UN Security Council which reads:

To the Distinguished Members of the UN Security Council:

Weapons of mass destruction anywhere are a threat to people everywhere. Now is the time to act, before another of these weapons is unleashed upon the world – not after. We, the undersigned, urge you to commit to bring world leaders to the table to develop time-bound, actionable and verifiable plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. All of them. Everywhere.

Weapons of mass destruction anywhere are a threat to people everywhere. Now is the time to act, before another of these weapons is unleashed upon the world – not after. We, the undersigned, urge you to commit to bring world leaders to the table to develop time-bound, actionable and verifiable plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. All of them. Everywhere.

The first step by the Security Council to address nuclear weapons comprehensively was taken on 24 September 2009 during a Summit Session presided by US President Barack Obama at which the Security Council adopted Resolution 1887 which called for ‘negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to nuclear arms reduction and disarmament.’ Follow-up sessions or resolutions of the Security Council could ensure implementation of this commitment.

See: Global Zero: the United Nations, diplomacy and eliminating WMD

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