UN chief calls for elimination of nuclear weapons – Manila bulletin
UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke on Sunday on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, declaring that nuclear weapons must be eliminated from the world and that a new an era of dialogue, trust and peace must begin.
The fight against the threat of nuclear weapons “has been at the heart of the work of the United Nations since its inception,” said the senior UN official.
“In 1946, the very first resolution of the General Assembly was aimed at ‘the elimination of national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction'”, noted the secretary general.
The UN chief stressed that although the total number of nuclear weapons has been declining for decades, some 14,000 are in storage around the world, which faces the “highest level of nuclear risk” in nearly four decades. decades.
“Now is the time to lift that cloud for good, to eliminate nuclear weapons from our world,” said Guterres, “and to usher in a new era of dialogue, trust and peace for all.”
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