“We require unity and solidarity”- UN Chief at Multilateralism in a Fragmented World

Remarks delivered by video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on ‘The UN Charter at 75: Multilateralism in a Fragmented World’. “(…) COVID-19 is exposing the fragility of our world.   Despite the enormous scientific and technological advances of recent decades, a microscopic virus has brought us to our knees.  But the fragility … Read more “We require unity and solidarity”- UN Chief at Multilateralism in a Fragmented World

False Negatives Raise Doctors’ Doubts About Coronavirus Tests

False-negative results from coronavirus tests are becoming an increasing concern, say doctors trying to diagnose patients and get a grip on the outbreak, as a surprising number of people show up with obvious symptoms only to be told by the tests that they don’t have the disease. While still more research is necessary to determine … Read more False Negatives Raise Doctors’ Doubts About Coronavirus Tests

The value of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation – Security Council Briefing

Briefing by Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs during the 8733rd meeting of the Security Council. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told the Security Council that the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is “a pillar of international peace and security. Few multilateral treaties, let alone security treaties, can lay claim to … Read more The value of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation – Security Council Briefing

On the International Day of Peace, United States Marks 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs

Tom Kelly serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the United States Department of State. As the world observes the International Day of Peace on September 21, the United States commemorates an important investment in international peace and security with this week’s release of the 12th Edition of our annual report, … Read more On the International Day of Peace, United States Marks 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs

Iranian Foreign Minister to Meet with European Union Representatives “Soon”

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has spoken with the European Union’s foreign affairs representative Catherine Ashton. The opposite numbers from the EU and Iran discussed regional issues as well as the topic of Iranian nuclear development. Catherine Ashton extended an invitation for the Iranian nuclear negotiating team to meet with the E3 + … Read more Iranian Foreign Minister to Meet with European Union Representatives “Soon”

Just Eight States Block Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Tests

With the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Indonesia, there remain just eight more states needed to ratify the treaty before it can enter into force. The so-called Annex-2 states, blocking the operation of the CTBT are: China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and the United States. 182 … Read more Just Eight States Block Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Tests

Iran: Nuclear Fuel Swap with Turkey Agreed

A nuclear fuel deal has been agreed between Iran, Brazil and Turkey – paving the way for a climb down in the hostile rhetoric which was characterisation non-proliferation talks at the UN. Turkey has agreed to receive enriched Iranian uranium and swap it for fuel rods to power a medical research reactor. The partially enriched … Read more Iran: Nuclear Fuel Swap with Turkey Agreed

Non-Proliferation: Dr James Martin Giving Commonwealth Lecture Online 28th April 2010

For the first time in its history, the annual Commonwealth lecture is to be streamed online. The broadcast, entitled The Meaning of the 21st Century, will be given by Dr James Martin at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain and will be available to watch online here: http://clients.mediaondemand.net/cwf/player.aspx?eventid=1966 The lecture will take place at … Read more Non-Proliferation: Dr James Martin Giving Commonwealth Lecture Online 28th April 2010

Western World Worries Over North Korean Missile Testing

The day after performing nuclear testing, North Korea has tested two missiles, to a background cacophony of Western hypocrisy. It would appear that having nuclear weapons alone is not worthy of condemnation from the UN Security Council – many countries have them, including the security council’s own ‘power five’ the USA, the UK, Russia, China … Read more Western World Worries Over North Korean Missile Testing