Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
2014 United Nations News
2014 Global Special Weapons News
- UN chief urges countries to "create a better future", ratify nuclear-test-ban treaty UN News Centre 26 Sep 2014 -- While the damage caused by past nuclear testing cannot be reversed, the international community can work toward a better future where nuclear testing and proliferation are banned outright, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
- World must move toward total elimination of nuclear weapons - UN chief UN News Centre 26 Sep 2014 -- World must move toward total elimination of nuclear weapons – UN chief The time has come for the total elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today declared as he urged the revival of nuclear disarmament as a "top international priority."
- Nuclear programmes of DPR Korea, Iran remain 'serious concern' – UN official UN News Centre 15 Sep 2014 -- The nuclear programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today, as he called on both countries to cooperate fully to clear up outstanding issues.
- UN officials call for renewed global commitment to ending nuclear tests UN News Centre 10 Sep 2014 -- United Nations officials today called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945.
- Despite price dip, uranium demand, production continues to rise - UN atomic watchdog UN News Centre 10 Sep 2014 -- A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published today found that demand for uranium, the raw material used to fuel nuclear power stations, will continue to rise, despite declining market prices since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Japan in March 2011 and lower electricity demand as a result of the global economic crisis.
- Security Council urges stronger measures to keep chemical, nuclear weapons away from terrorists UN News Centre 07 May 2014 -- While Governments around the world are working hard to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists, a decade after adopting a landmark resolution on the issue, the United Nations Security Council today said that it "remains gravely concerned by the threat of terrorism, and the risk that non-State actors may acquire, develop, traffic in or use nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and their means of delivery."
- Honouring victims, UN urges full ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention UN News Centre 29 Apr 2014 -- Marking the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President John Ashe today urged the six reticent Member States to sign and/or ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention which aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.
- Ban calls for intensified efforts to remove threat of weapons of mass destruction UN News Centre 28 Apr 2014 -- Ten years after the United Nations Security Council took "bold action" to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to remove the threat posed by these weapons and to prevent terrorists from acquiring them.
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