2015 United Nations News
- UN nuclear watchdog's work impacting lives worldwide, says Agency chief UN News 26 Nov 2015 -- The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today delivered an opening statement at the meeting of its Board of Governors by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification.
- Caribbean region becomes free of highly enriched uranium - UN atomic watchdog UN News 30 Oct 2015 -- The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today announced that Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium this month, decreasing proliferation risks and making the Caribbean region completely free of highly enriched uranium.
- Breakthrough needed to ensure nuclear-test-ban treaty enters into force - UN chief UN News 29 Sep 2015 -- Lamenting the fact that nearly two decades after its negotiation the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has still not entered into force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations to demonstrate the necessary political will to usher in a nuclear-weapon-free world.
- Further use of nuclear weapons would be 'horrific,' Ban says on International Day UN News 26 Sep 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the first and last use of a nuclear weapon in war, as he renewed his call for complete global nuclear disarmament.
- UN atomic energy chief highlights importance of science and technology for development UN News 14 Sep 2015 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today stressed the importance of science and technology for development, as he highlighted the links between the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by United Nations Member States next week and the work of the Agency.
- Global nuclear-test ban urgently needed for safer, more secure world - UN officials UN News 10 Sep 2015 -- Top United Nations officials today highlighted the existential threat posed by nuclear testing, and called for all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the international treaty that seeks to achieve a ban on such testing.
- At governing body, UN atomic energy chief spotlights sustainable development, Iran nuclear deal UN News 07 Sep 2015 -- Director General Yukiya Amano provided an update on the application of nuclear safeguards in Iran, Democratic Republic of Korea and Syria.
- UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’ UN News 28 Aug 2015 -- For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty.
- Commemorating Nagasaki bombing, Ban lauds efforts to achieve nuclear-weapon-free world UN News 09 Aug 2015 -- In a message commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to all those in the Japanese city and around the globe who are striving to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
- 'No more Hiroshimas. No more Nagasakis,' Ban declares on anniversary of atomic bombing UN News 06 Aug 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his resolve to advance the goal of achieving a world "free of the nuclear shadow," in a message to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
- UN nuclear chief encourages 'cradle-to-grave' plans for managing spent fuel and radioactive waste UN News 15 Jun 2015 -- Projecting that the use of nuclear power will continue to grow in the coming decades, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today urged countries with nuclear energy programmes to share their spent fuel and radioactive waste management know-how with less-experienced countries.
- UN atomic agency chief spotlights uranium fuel bank, Fukushima in report to governing body UN News 08 Jun 2015 -- A new report on the 2011 nuclear accident in eastern Japan's Fukushima area and two agreements related to the establishment of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reserve of low enriched uranium were among the key points highlighted by Director General Yukiya Amano to the Agency's Board of Governors today.
- At first-ever conference, UN takes aim at cyber-threats against nuclear safety UN News 01 Jun 2015 -- The international community must intensify efforts to protect the world's nuclear facilities from cyberattacks, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog declared today as he opened the Organization's first-ever conference on the issue at the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna.
- UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear non-proliferation UN News 23 May 2015 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a "substantive outcome" on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament, according to a United Nations spokesperson.
- INTERVIEW: UN official cites 'growing impatience' by States for nuclear disarmament UN News 12 May 2015 -- Nuclear disarmament, as envisioned in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has simply not occurred, according to senior United Nations official Angela Kane, who cites a "growing impatience" by the non-nuclear-weapon States for the nuclear-weapon States to disarm.
- World has learned 'too little' from past, says Ban on Day of Remembrance for chemical warfare victims UN News 29 Apr 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare with a strong appeal for a new future without such weapons, saying 'the world has learned too little from the past – at the expense of innocent people whose lives have been destroyed by chemical attacks."
- Global tide of nuclear abolition has ebbed causing tensions among nations, Ban warns UN News 28 Apr 2015 -- Achieving a world free of nuclear weapons is "one of the most crucial debates of our time," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, emphasizing that the international tide of nuclear abolition – so strong in 2010 – has ebbed and mounting tensions between nuclear-armed States have produced a return to Cold War mind sets.
- At meeting on nuclear disarmament, UN chief warns of 'dangerous return' to Cold War mentalities UN News 27 Apr 2015 -- Progress in working towards global nuclear non-proliferation has stalled and the trend towards "nuclear zero" is reversing, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today as he called on Member States to urgently ramp up efforts in tackling nuclear disarmament.
- Ban urges ridding the world of chemical weapons 'once and for all' on 100th anniversary of their first use UN News 21 Apr 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reminded the international community on the anniversary of the first use of chemical weapons in a Belgian battlefield 100 years ago today and amid allegations of their continued use, the only fitting tribute is to rid the world of these indiscriminate arms "once and for all."
- 'We must remain vigilant,' Ban urges as Biological Weapons Convention turns 40 UN News 26 Mar 2015 -- The world must continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
- UN agency head urges cooperation on safeguards, stresses role of nuclear energy in development UN News Centre 02 Mar 2015 -- In his introductory statement to the Agency's Board of Governors, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said he remains "seriously concerned" about nuclear programme of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and that he is not yet in a position to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is used for peaceful purposes.
- Ban stresses UN's impact in past 70 years, urges States to recommit to collective security, rights UN News Centre 23 Feb 2015 -- In a Security Council meeting today in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General said the UN was an Organization with major achievements to its credit, multiple crises on its agenda, and tremendous opportunities ahead.
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