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Pope Francis calls for a world without nuclear weapons and supports their abolition

This year the Easter bells came from afar and early, in defiance of custom, reaching New York before the end of March. On 27-28 March, they dropped on the UN building, near the famous revolver with a twisted barrel, three beautiful gifts.
First of all was the opening of the Conference for banning nuclear weapons and preparing their elimination. Then a message from the Pope calling for God’s blessing on all the participants and the peoples they represent. A pity that France was absent. (...)

Published 15 April 2017 [ lire la suite ]

UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters
By Lyndal Rowlands

“Some of the major crises that the Security Council is now grappling with, particularly Yemen for example, have in large part been brought about the actions of its own members in selling arms to conflict parties” (Anna Macdonald).
The UN Security Council. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 2016 (IPS) - Nine of the world’s top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.
The nine include four rotating members — Spain, Ukraine, (...)

Published 29 November 2016 [ lire la suite ]

Will Trump Be Another Republication Nuclear Weapons Disarmer?
By Hans M. Kristensen

Posted on Nov.09, 2016 in Arms Control
Republicans love nuclear weapons reductions, as long as they’re not proposed by a Democratic president.
That is the lesson from decades of US nuclear weapons and arms control management.
If that trend continues, then we can expect the new Donald Trump administration to reduce the US nuclear weapons arsenal more than the Obama administration did.
What? I know, it sounds strange but the record is very clear: During the post-Cold War era, Republication (...)

Published 12 November 2016 [ lire la suite ]

28 October 2016
UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

14 October 2016
Six Nobel Price Laureates: End the Nuclear Insanity

23 September 2016
Austria Announces UN General Assembly Resolution to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons in 2017

10 August 2016
Messages of the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years after the bombings of their cities

8 July 2016
20th Anniversary of World Court Advisory Opinion

29 June 2016
U.S. Conference of Mayors Unanimously Adopts...

29 May 2016
President Obama’s Speech in Hiroshima, 27 May 2016

5 April 2016
World military spending grows to $1.7tn in 2015

27 February 2016
Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

16 October 2015
The Challenge of Disarmament: Still Nonviolence or Nonexistence

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