Security Council Resolution Hailed as Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament

Top UN officials in nuclear disarmament affairs have welcomed the adoption, today by the Security Council, of a resolution that they hope, will "strengthen the norm against" nuclear testing. Mr. Kim Won-soo, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), were speaking to the press at the UN headquarters, shortly after the Council voted on a resolution urging countries to refrain from any nuclear testing, and those that have not signed or ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty – which was adopted 20 years ago – to do so.