Peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons

12/10/2015


After a high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the UN on nuclear disarmament on September 26, 2013, the First Commission of UN General Assembly in charge of nuclear disarmament have passed resolutions requiring that negotiations begin as soon as possible within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament to quickly adopt a comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons.
At this resolution, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared to retrieve the 26th of September to commemorate the International Day of nuclear disarmament and the anniversary to accelerate the process of achieving elimination of nuclear weapons. On this occasion, many activities have been organized to mobilize and information about the threat that nuclear weapons cause to humanity and the need to eliminate them completely, mobilizing the international community to achieve the common goal of building a world without nuclear weapons.
According to the UN, at present there are about 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world. More than half the world's population live in countries with nuclear weapons or are members of a nuclear alliance. As of 2015, there have been no nuclear weapons to be destroyed under a bilateral or multilateral treaty and no negotiation about nuclear disarmament has been underway. Conversely, countries possessing such weapons have developed plans to modernize nuclear arsenals in long term and doctrine preventing nuclear remains an important element in national security policy of nuclear weapons and their allies despite the growing concern of the international community about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences arising from the use of even a single nuclear weapon, not to mention the effects of a regional or global nuclear war.
Nuclear disarmament is one of the primary goals of the United Nations. Nuclear disarmament has been a major topic in the review conference of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at UN forum since 1975.
In the message given on the International Day of nuclear disarmament this year (September 26, 2015), the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: The year 2015 marks 70 years of first use and the last of a nuclear weapon in warfare. The international community has stated the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. However, there is a growing rift between the Member States on how to achieve this goal.
On the occasion of special anniversary this year, the senior leadership of the UN called on the international community to join the construction to find a way forward. According to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, eliminating nuclear weapons will liberate a huge amount of resources that can be used to implement the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
"The consequences of the continuing use of nuclear weapons, whether intentionally or by mistake, will be extremely terrible. When it comes to our common goal of nuclear disarmament, we can not delay - we must act now "- UN Secretary-General stressed.

At present time, more than ever, the international community must act in unity to solving one of the biggest challenges of mankind, achieve peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
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John Smith 12/10/15 16:13

The NPT is built on three mutually reinforcing pillars -- nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. States that do not possess nuclear weapons commit to forego them, those that do will work in good faith towards disarmament and all responsible stakeholders have the right to pursue peaceful nuclear programs. - See more at: https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/04/07/strong-npt-treaty-our-best-hope-world-without-nuclear-weapons#sthash.aU5cyBCI.dpuf

Gentle Moon 12/10/15 16:14

We all share the responsibility to confront nuclear proliferation and ensure nuclear weapons do not end up in the hands of terrorists

LawrenceSamuels 12/10/15 16:15

we all benefit from positive movement toward disarmament; and we all gain from the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Jane smartnic 12/10/15 16:15

The NPT remains an essential foundation for international efforts to confront nuclear dangers and seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons

yobro yobro 12/10/15 16:16

If we didn’t already have the NPT, we would desperately need it today.

Deck Hero14 12/10/15 16:17

The IAEA instills confidence among all NPT parties that a state’s civil nuclear energy is not being diverted into a nefarious weapons program.

Pack Cassiopian 12/10/15 16:18

we disclosed publicly details on our nuclear weapon stockpiles, which have shrunk dramatically and continue to dwindle.

Only Solidar 12/10/15 16:19

Future steps in disarmament will pose significant verification challenges

MaskOf Zero 12/10/15 16:20

Peaceful applications of the atom promote global development in such areas as human health, food and agriculture, water resource management and the environment.

Love Peace 12/10/15 16:21

Over the span of four decades, the NPT has provided an international legal basis for pragmatic cooperation to protect the world from nuclear dangers, even as we expand the peaceful benefits of nuclear energy.

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