Nuclear Abolition News . Analysis . Features - ARCHIVE 2009-2013

Conditions Towards Zero

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

Japan has proposed a resolution for the total elimination of nuclear weapons to the United Nations General Assembly every year for the past 15 years and has otherwise been engaged in active nuclear disarmament diplomacy. In a mov to take advantage of the growing momentum toward a nuclear free world, Japan's Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone has put forward an 11-point initiative for promoting global nuclear disarmament.

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At a Crossroads

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

The third preparatory committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) takes place at the UN in New York May 4-15 against a background of increasing calls for progress on nuclear disarmament and measures to strengthen the Treaty. The NPT was concluded in 1968 and entered into force on March 5, 1970. It is the founding document of multilateral non proliferation endeavours.

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Learning From Prepcom 2008

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

The 2008 NPT PrepCom from April 28 to May 9 was probably as good as it can get in the current review process, says Rebecca Johnson in a study for the UK-based Acronym Institute for disarmament diplomacy. Unlike in 2007 - or the previous Review Conference in 2005 - there were no major obstacles to get in the way of a smooth process.

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With Base Camps To The Mountain-Top

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS
VOICES of the South on Globalization

A world without nuclear weapons is no longer viewed as a perception belonging to the realm of dreamers or even madcaps. It is very much a realistic possibility provided those in possession of nuclear weapons and fissionable materials soon decide to negotiate a series of multilateral and unilateral measures.

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Norway Seeks A New Push


Nuclear Abolition News | IPS

Ramesh Jaura

OSLO (IPS) - Norway's foreign affairs minister Jonas Gahr Støre has called for giving new priority to nuclear disarmament that has been assigned to oblivion since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall not only brought to an end the division of Berlin but also paved the way for unification of Germany and the end of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

"Good governance and human rights took priority over disarmament because the nuclear threat was perceived as having disappeared," the minister told IPS.
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