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Israel’s Nuclear Ambiguity Prodded

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OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM (IPS) – As Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and nuclear talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme continue, a unique international conference, “A Middle East without Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)”, was held in Jerusalem. [P] ARABIC | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Challenges Remain But Good News For Nuclear Disarmament

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BERLIN (IDN) – There is a lot of good news on the nuclear disarmament front but there are miles to go before the campaigners for banning the bomb can ‘lie down and sleep in peace’. Almost seventy years after the first use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, about 17,000 continue to threaten the very survival of humankind. [P] ARABIC TEXT VERSION PDF | GERMAN | HINDI | ITALIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | PERSIAN | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH | SWEDISH

Disarmament The Key To Sustaining Future Generations

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NEW YORK (IDN) – Striving to promote the interest of future generations through policy making, The World Future Council gathers each year to review strategies that are progressive and change the way our global community functions.

The process begins with a serious question: what are the most important topics of our time and which countries are addressing them with such vigour, others take notice? [P] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | SPANISH

Russia May Do Better Than its Nuclear Rhetoric

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MOSCOW (IPS) – Despite a seemingly entrenched resistance to change on its nuclear disarmament policy, the Kremlin’s recent initiative to get Syria to destroy its chemical weapons provides hope that Russia could play a more positive role in reducing the world’s global nuclear stockpiles, experts say. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | TURKISH

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Beckon Nuke Free World

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BERLIN | HIROSHIMA (IDN) – “World leaders, high-ranking UN officials, city mayors and representatives of the civil society from around the globe, gathered for a summit at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to mark the seventieth anniversary of the atom bombing of two Japanese cities, declared that nuclear weapons will be outlawed by 2020, and called upon all governments to agree at the earliest on a nuclear weapons convention.” [P] ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

UN Presses Forward on Global Ban on Nuke Tests

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NEW YORK (IDN) – Seventeen years after the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) opened for signature, the United Nations has launched a new initiative to expedite its entry into force “at the earliest possible date”. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | PERSIAN | SPANISH | URDU

Eminent Persons To Support Entry Into Force Of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Test

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To ensure an innovative and focused approach to advance the CTBT’s ratification by the remaining Annex 2 States, a group comprising eminent personalities and internationally recognized experts was launched on September 26, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Through their expertise, experience and political standing, this Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) will support and complement efforts to promote the Treaty’s entry into force as well as reinvigorating international endeavours to achieve this goal. The Presidents of the Article XIV Conference, the Foreign Minister of Hungary, János Martonyi, and the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Marty Natalegawa, will also be members of the GEM.

What About The ‘Global Red Line’ For Nukes

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BERLIN (IDN) – Reputed to be an ardent campaigner for a nuclear weapons free world, ICAN has yet again called upon the powers-that-be to ban all nukes threatening the very survival of planet Earth and entire humankind. The fervent appeal by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons coincided with the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament in New York. [P] ARABIC TEXT VERSION PDF | CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | HINDI | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | PERSIAN | SWEDISH

High Opportunity for Nuclear Disarmament at High-Level Meeting

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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, U.S. (IPS) – Every nation in the world has been invited to participate at the highest political level in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament scheduled for Sep. 26. This has never happened before. We have never been at such a moment of crisis and opportunity. [P] GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Low Expectations for High-Level Nuke Meet

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UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – The upcoming event at the United Nations is being billed as something politically unique.

For the first time in its 68-year history, the 193-member General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting of world leaders on one of the most controversial issues of our time: nuclear disarmament. ARABIC

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