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UN Chief Favours Implementation of Iran Nuclear Deal

By Kelsey Davenport

Photo: Flags of the Iran Deal Negotiating Partners. Source: Arms Control Association

The author is director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association (ACA). This article was part of the ACA’s Newsletter of June 29, 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the nuclear deal with Iran is at a “crossroads” and expressed his deep regret over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement and reimpose sanctions.

Experts Accentuate the Significance of Trump-Putin Summit

By Jamshed Baruah

Photo: President Trump Meets with President Putin at G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. July 7, 2017. Credit: YouTube

NEW YORK (IDN) – “We are on the brink of a new cold war,” warned UN Secretary-General António Guterres on May 24, 2018 adding that there are no negotiations under way between the U.S. and Russia for further strategic nuclear arms reductions. Whether presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin would turn over a new leaf when they meet in Helsinki, Finland on July 16 remains to be seen.

ICAN Expects Nuclear Ban Treaty to Enter into Force in 2019 – Arabic

الحملة الدولية لإلغاء الأسلحة النووية (آيكان) تتوقع أن يشهد 2019 دخول اتفاقية حظر الأسلحة النووية حيز التنفيذ.

بقلم نينا بهانداري

Photo: Tim Wright addressing the UN conference to ban nuclear weapons on behalf of ICAN on the second last day of negotiations on 6 July 2017. Credit: ICAN | Vimeo

سيدني (IDN)- شهد العالم خلال عام 2018، تزايدًا في قرع طبول الحروب النووية، ولذا، تدعم الحملة الدولية لإلغاء الأسلحة النووية (آيكان) التحركات العامة حول العالم للضغط على الحكومات من أجل التوقيع على معاهدة حظر الأسلحة النووية واعتمادها، حيث تحدث تيم رايت منسق معاهدة الآيكان إلى نينا بهانداري في (IDN) عن نزع السلاح النووي، وزيادة الوعي بشأن مخاطر الأسلحة النووية وعواقبها ولماذا يحتاج العالم لاتفاقية حظر السلاح النووي هذه الأيام أكثر من أي وقتٍ مضى.

UN Chief’s Disarmament Agenda Faces Rough Waters




Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the University of Geneva, launching his Agenda for Disarmament, on 24 May 2018. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre.大々的に予告されていたアントニオ・グテーレス国連事務総長による軍縮アジェンダは、5月24日、ジュネーブ大学の学生たちの前で披露された。

Revolutionary Change Bringing in DPRK From the Cold

Viewpoint by Jayantha Dhanapala*

Photo: The expanded bilateral meeting between both the United States and North Korean delegations on June 12 in Sentosa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

KANDY (IDN) – Sentosa, the Singapore venue of the historic June 12 summit meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, is today an ultra modern pleasure island with a name derived from the Sanskrit ‘Santosa’, but with its old Malay name Pulao Blakang Mati (Island of Death Behind) clinging to it as a reminder of a murky past as a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and a disease ridden swamp.

ICAN Expects Nuclear Ban Treaty to Enter into Force in 2019 – Chinese


作者:尼娜·班達裡(Neena Bhandari)

Photo: Tim Wright addressing the UN conference to ban nuclear weapons on behalf of ICAN on the second last day of negotiations on 6 July 2017. Credit: ICAN | Vimeo

悉尼(IDN) – 隨著世界目睹2018年核武器威脅的增加,國際廢除核武器運動(ICAN)正在支持全球公眾運動向各國政府施壓,要求其簽署和批准《禁止核武器條約》。ICAN的條約協調員蒂姆·懷特(Tim Wright)(以下簡稱懷特)與IDN的尼娜·班達裡(Neena Bhandari)(以下簡稱班達裡)就裁軍問題,提高對核武器的風險和後果的認識,以及為什麼世界比以往任何時候都更需要核禁令條約進行了交談。

ICAN Expects Nuclear Ban Treaty to Enter into Force in 2019 – Korean

ICAN은 2019 년에 핵 금지 조약이 시행될 것이라고 기대하고 있다

저자: 니나 반다리(Neena Bhandari)

Photo: Tim Wright addressing the UN conference to ban nuclear weapons on behalf of ICAN on the second last day of negotiations on 6 July 2017. Credit: ICAN | Vimeo

시드니 (IDN) – 국제 사회가 증가하는 핵무기 협박을 목격함에 따라, 핵무기 폐지를 위한 국제 캠페인 (ICAN)은 핵무기 금지 조약(Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons)에 서명하고 비준할 것을 각국 정부에 촉구하는 국제 공공 운동을 지원하고 있다. ICAN의 조약 본부장인 팀 라이트(Tim Wright: 이하 TW)는 IDN의 니나 반다리(Neena Bhandari: 이하 NB)에게 핵무기의 위험과 결과에 대한 인식을 높이고 핵 금지 조약이 그 어느 때보다 더 필요한 이유를 설명함으로써 군축에 대해 논의했다.

Nuclear Ban Treaty Beacons the End of Nuclear Age

Viewpoint by Rebecca Johnson

Photo: The writer addressing UN Open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament on May 2, 2016 in Geneva. Credit: Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy.

Dr Rebecca Johnson is founding President of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy. She contributed this viewpoint as foreword to the publication titled ‘Toward A World Without Nuclear Weapons’ published by the International Press Syndicate Group with IDN-InDepthNews as its flagship agency, and the Global Cooperation Council as part of a media project with Soka Gakkai International (SGI). – The Editor.

LONDON (IDN) – If we survive this turbulent period, histories may record that 2017-18 marked the end of the nuclear age and the beginning – we hope – of a new era of peace-building and security. JAPANESE

A Call To ‘Action Now’ On United Nations Disarmament Agenda

By A.L.A. Azeez

Photo: The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors' Plaza. Credit: UN

The writer is Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva. While analysing the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ new disarmament agenda entitled, Securing Our Common Future, Ambassador Azeez calls for” the increased availability of disarmament education and fellowship opportunities” to make up for the loss of a generation of professionals and experts in many countries, resulting from “the inaction or lack of progress in disarmament over two decades.

Ulaanbaatar Forum Pleads For Denuclearization Leading To Korean Unification

By Ramesh Jaura

Photo: Ulaanbaatar Forum participants engaged in discussion during a break. Credit: Blue Banner.

BERLIN | ULAANBAATAR (IDN) – Korean Unification has not been at the heart of a growing thaw in inter-Korean relations. But it was the centerpiece of the International Forum in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Entitled ‘Korean Unification through Reduction of Tension and Confidence Building’, the Forum on June 7-8, 2018 adopted a Statement drawing attention to “the centenary of the Korean Independence Movement” in 2019 and supporting “the goal of peaceful unification of the Korean people.”



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