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2017 United Nations News
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  • US, UK, France boycott UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons Press TV 08 Jul 2017 -- The United States, along with Britain and France, say they will never become party to a global treaty that was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
  • Iran fully backs Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty IRNA 08 Jul 2017 -- Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, referring to Iran as being one of the victims of weapons of mass destruction, stressed Tehran's full support of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty on Saturday morning.
  • Iran's IAEA envoy hails UN treaty banning nuclear weapons Press TV 08 Jul 2017 -- The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the Islamic Republic, as a major victim of weapons of mass destruction, fully supports the United Nations' recent adoption of a global treaty banning nuclear weapons.
  • Statement from UK, US, France, on ban treaty 07 Jul 2017 -- "France, the United Kingdom and the United States have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. We do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it. Therefore, there will be no change in the legal obligations on our countries with respect to nuclear weapons."
  • UN adopts global treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons Press TV 07 Jul 2017 -- The United Nations has adopted a legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons for the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war.
  • Over 120 UN Member States Adopt Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Sputnik 07 Jul 2017 -- 120 UN member states with the exception of all nine nuclear powers adopted a treaty to categorically prohibit nuclear weapons.
  • UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons UN News 07 Jul 2017 -- Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York today adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.
  • Over 120 Nations Adopt First Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons VOA 07 Jul 2017 -- A U.N. conference adopted an international treaty banning nuclear weapons Friday, but the world's nine nuclear powers boycotted the proceedings, leaving its impact in doubt.


  • UN: Terrorists Using 'Dark Web' in Pursuit of WMDs VOA 28 Jun 2017 -- The U.N.'s disarmament chief warned Wednesday that terrorists and non-state actors are using the so-called dark web to seek the tools to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction.
  • International cooperation key to keeping WMDs away from terrorists, Security Council told UN News 28 Jun 2017 -- The United Nations disarmament chief today called for stronger international cooperation to prevent terrorists from accessing and using weapons of mass destruction, warning that technological advances – such as unmanned aerial vehicles, 3-D printers and the Dark Web – make it easier for terrorist groups to effectively use such weapons.


  • US Might Quit UN Rights Body if No Reforms VOA 06 Jun 2017 -- Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has warned that the Trump Administration might pull out of the Human Rights Council if the U.N. body does not undertake necessary reforms.





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