Nuclear Abolition News and Analysis

DISARMAMENT: 'Let Us Make Nuclear Abolition a Reality'

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, Credit: Seikyo ShimbunNuclear Abolition News | IDN

RAMESH JAURA INTERVIEWS SGI PRESIDENT DAISAKU IKEDA
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BERLIN (IDN) - A world free of nuclear weapons is no longer a utopia. There is more than one reason to believe that it is a concrete possibility, says Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Buddhist association, Soka Gokkai International (SGI).

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Obama Seeks U.N. Backing for Nuke-Free World

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama speaks with British Prime Minister Gordon prior to the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Credit: Bomoon Lee | IPSNuclear Abolition News | IPS

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - When Barack Obama chaired a summit meeting of the Security Council Thursday - a historic first for a U.S. president - his primary motive was to push for his ambitious, long-term agenda for "a world without nuclear weapons". JAPANESE

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Why Should We Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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By Hiromichi Umebayashi *

TOKYO (IPS) Why should we abolish nuclear weapons? [P] FINNISH  

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DISARMAMENT: Nuclear Weapons Free World by 2020?

UN Secretary-General [centre] at the close of the opening ceremony of the 62nd DPI/NGO Conference in Mexico City, Credit: UNNuclear Abolition News | IDN

By Maria Luisa Vargas
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MEXICO CITY (IDN) – If Tadatoshi Akiba, the mayor of Hiroshima, had his way, the special UN Security Council session to be chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama on Sep. 24 would decide to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons by 2020 -- a year that would mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the terrible destruction caused by U.S. atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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"The More Guns, the More Violence"

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By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY (IPS) - Traffic in light weapons and small arms is one of Latin America's major disarmament concerns, because they fuel urban violence, especially in countries like Mexico, Guatemala and Brazil. JAPANESE

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SGI President Issues Five-Point Plan toward Nuclear Abolition

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Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal Sept. 8 outlining concrete steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. A vocal opponent of these inhumane weapons for more than 50 years, he stresses that we now have a unique opportunity to build grassroots solidarity, propel political processes and break out of the stagnation which has dogged nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation efforts. SUMMARY | FULL TEXT

 

DISARMAMENT: UN Conference Mulls Over Nuclear Abolition

UN conference on disarmament in Niigata was the 21st in a series hosted by Japan since 1989, Credit: Hiroshima Peace Media CentreNuclear Abolition News | IDN
By Taro Ichikawa

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TOKYO (IDN) - If a world without nuclear weapons is not to remain distant and just a dream, the nuclear haves must demonstrate political will, leadership and flexibility at the landmark Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference slated for May next year in New York. JAPANESE

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DISARMAMENT: Stalemate Stalls UN Conference

Ms Caroline Millar, Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Credit: www.dfat.gov.au/homs/chun.htmlNuclear Abolition News | IDN
By Jaya Ramachandran

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GENEVA (IDN) - The UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) is faced with a deadlock again, only three months after it ended 12 years of stalemate. The Conference adopted a consensus document on May 29 that contains a work plan in run up to the crucial nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference next year.

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Africa Becomes World's Largest Nuclear Free Continent

The entry into force of the Treaty of Pelindaba ensures that Southern hemisphere territories are now a zone free of nuclear weapons, Credit: IAEANuclear Abolition News | IDN
By Fareed Mahdy

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CAIRO (IDN) - Africa, the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent after Asia has now become the world's largest nuclear free zone comprising 53 countries with about one billion people. ARABIC | JAPANESE | GERMAN

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Egypt Rejects U.S. Nuclear Umbrella

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By Fareed Mahdy

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(IDN Middle East Special Correspondent) - A spectre haunted the U.S.-Egyptian summit -- the spectre of a U.S. nuclear umbrella for the Middle East. In run-up to President Hosni Mubarak's first Washington visit in five years, both the Egyptian leader and his senior aides categorically rejected an undeclared U.S. offer to guarantee defence of the region against atomic weapons as part of a comprehensive Middle East peace plan.  | ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE

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U.S. Says No to Nukes, Yes to Conventional Arms

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By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to take concrete steps towards "a world without nuclear weapons" has garnered overwhelming support from peace activists worldwide. JAPANESE

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