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TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD was first launched in 2009 with a view to raising and strengthening public awareness of the urgent need for non-proliferation and ushering in a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more

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Kazakh and Japan Go ‘Aggressive’ for Entry into Force of Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

By Fabíola Ortiz

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – “We will be working very aggressively to achieve the goal of making the world nuclear free by 2045,” when the United Nations will mark its 100th birthday, declared Erlan Idrissov, Foreign Minister of the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan. [P32] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT PDFNORWEGIAN | PERSIAN

U.S. 100th Member State to Join Nuke Terrorism Treaty

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – A 1997 movie titled “The Peacemaker” –partly shot outside the United Nations – dramatised the story of a Yugoslav terrorist who acquires a backpack-sized nuclear weapon, gone missing after a train wreck in rural Russia, and brings it to New York to detonate it outside U.N. headquarters.

Was it another Hollywood fantasy? Or a disaster waiting to happen?

Conscious of the remote possibility of a terrorist group arming itself with stolen nuclear weapons, the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly back in April 2005 and entered into force in July 2007. [P31] ARABIC | BHASA | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDFPORTUGUESE | SWEDISH | TURKISH

‘Generation of Change’ Pleads for Walking the Nuclear Abolition Talk – Korean

[변혁의세대]가 핵병기 폐기의 실행을 선언하다.

【히로시마IPS=로널드 죠슈아】

새로운[변혁의 세대]가[지구상의 모든인류에게 비참한 죽음의 위협을 들이대고있다] 16,000발~7,000발의 핵무기를 세계에서 없애기로 간절한 찬동을 호소함과함께(히로시마,나가사끼의 원폭투하로부터)70년간에 걸친 핵폐기의 약속을 실행하기로 선언,존재감을 나타냈다.

‘Generation of Change’ Pleads for Walking the Nuclear Abolition Talk – Chinese




Opinion: Campaign to End Nuclear Tests – Kazakhstan Launches ATOM E – Japanese




Japan and Kazakh to Facilitate Entry into Force of Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

By Kanya D’Almeida

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – Ahead of a major international conference on September 29 at the UN headquarters in New York, pressure is mounting on the eight states whose backing is vital to the entering-into-force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT): China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States. [P30] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDFJAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Nuke Test Ban Treaty Still in Limbo, U.N. Complains – Swedish

Länder uppmanas att underteckna förbud mot kärnvapenprov

Thalif Deen

New York (IPS) – Nästa år har det gått 20 år sedan FN:s generalförsamling antog ett avtal som förbjöd nya kärnvapenprov. Men fortfarande har åtta viktiga länder inte undertecknat eller ratificerat förbudet, kallat CTBT.

Ocho países bloquean tratado contra ensayos nucleares

NACIONES UNIDAS,  (IPS) – El Tratado de Prohibición Completa de los Ensayos Nucleares (CTBT, en inglés), aprobado por la Asamblea General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) en 1996, aún no entró en vigor porque le falta la firma o la ratificación de ocho países.

Opinion: Nuclear States Do Not Comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty – Japanese




Nuke Test Ban Treaty Still in Limbo, U.N. Complains

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly back in 1996, has still not come into force for one primary reason: eight key countries have either refused to sign or have held back their ratifications.

The three who have not signed – India, North Korea and Pakistan – and the five who have not ratified — the United States, China, Egypt, Iran and Israel – remain non-committal 19 years following the adoption of the treaty. [P29]  JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | SPANISH | SWEDISH | TURKISH



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