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Nuclear-Weapons-Free Africa Keen To Harness Atomic Energy

By Jeffrey Moyo


HARARE (IDN) – Nuclear disarmament is a non-issue in Southern Africa. Because no African country possesses nuclear weapons. In fact the 38-nation African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone  (ANWFZ) Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, signed in 1996, established a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Africa. The treaty came into effect on July 15, 2009. [P39] ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN

Saudi Nuclear Blustering Remains Hollow – for Now – Arabic

 القاهرة – بعد الاعلان في شهر يوليو عن الاتف


EU Gives Additional Funds to Promote Entry into Force of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty – Norwegian

EU gir ytterligere midler for å fremme ikrafttredelse av prøvestansavtalen

Av Jaya Ramachandran

BERLIN (IDN) – Med hensikt å fremme ikrafttredelse av prøvestansavtalen, har EU bestemt å øke støtten til Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) ved å bidra med et ytterligere beløp på 3 millioner euro (ca. 3,9 millioner dollar). Dette bringer EUs frivillige bidrag opptil 19 millioner euro (ca. 21,5 millioner dollar) siden 2006.

Som gruppe har alle 28 medlemsstatene i EU signert og ratifisert prøvestansavtalen (CTBT). Bidraget fra EUs medlemsstater utgjør ca. 40 prosent av CTBTOs budsjett.

UN Plans New Working Groups Aimed at Nuclear Disarmament

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – Against the backdrop of a potential military confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers – the United States and Russia – the United Nations is taking a significant step towards a hitherto impossible goal: nuclear disarmament. [P38]  GERMANITALIANJAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | TURKISH

Australia Under Heavy Criticism For Nuclear Agreement with India

By Neena Bhandari

SYDNEY (IDN) – Though the Australian Parliament has not yet ratified the Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement signed in 2014, civil society, environment and disarmament advocates caution that sale of uranium to India would fuel a nuclear arms race in the region and undermine Australia’s strong credentials as an exponent of nuclear safeguards policies. [P37]  GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF 

Saudi Nuclear Blustering Remains Hollow – for Now

By Emad Mekay*

CAIRO (IDN) – When the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal was announced in July, the image in state-controlled Saudi media was of Western powers caving in to a new powerful neighboring foe. The usually reticent Saudi officials paid the usual diplomatic lip-service to the agreement but social media, academia and state-owned news outlet all portrayed a different picture; profound Saudi anxiety that included statements that the oil-rich country can use its wealth to go nuclear. [P36] ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | PERSIAN

Nuclear Power Plants on the Rise – UN Agency Concerned

By Ranjit Fernando


UNITED NATIONS (IDN)  – The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is mandated to promote the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technologies, says the global nuclear landscape continues to change – amidst a rise in power plants worldwide.

Symbols of Peace for Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings


NAGASAKI (IDN) – Officials of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs will present global symbols of peace to the people of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in a special ceremony, which will take place on November 1, 2015 at 9:00 am (local time) at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

This ceremony will mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 60th anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, and the 20th anniversary of the Nobel award to the Pugwash Conferences.

Nuke Disarmament Groups Ask Obama and Putin to ‘Reduce Nuclear Risks’ – Japanese




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

Nükleer Test Yasağı Anlaşması Hala Belirsizliğini Korurken, BM Bu Durumdan Rahatsız

Thalif Deen

Birleşmiş Milletler (IPS) – 1996 yılında BM Genel Meclisi tarafından kabul edilen Nükleer Silahların Test Edilmesinin Kapsamlı Olarak Yasaklanması Anlaşması’nın (CTBT) yürürlüğe girmemesinin başlıca tek nedeni, dünyanın önde gelen sekiz ülkesinin bu anlaşmayı imzalamayı reddetmeleri veya onay vermemeleridir.



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