2019 United Nations News
- Russia presents draft resolution to get 'politicized' OPCW 'back on track' Press TV 17 May 2019 -- Russia has presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to "get the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) back on track", as it believes the UN's chemical watchdog has been "hijacked by politics".
- UN chief warns of nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific Press TV 16 May 2019 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed alarm at the leakage of radioactive material from a concrete dome built to contain waste from atomic bomb tests by the United States amd France during the Cold War.
- Prospect of a nuclear war 'higher than it has been in generations', warns UN UN News 02 Apr 2019 -- In a world defined by "competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy", the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is "higher than it has been in generations," the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
- UK, US join countries opposing Russia's plan to expand ban on deadly chemicals Press TV 26 Feb 2019 -- Britain, the United States and 18 other members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have voted down a proposal by Russia to add a broad array of deadly agents to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) arms control treaty.
- Make progress or risk redundancy, UN chief warns world disarmament body UN News 25 Feb 2019 -- A new global vision for arms control is needed and States must not "sleepwalk" into a new nuclear arms race, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.
- 'Compelling case' for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told UN News 21 Jan 2019 -- Michael Møller, head of the UN in Geneva, has warned delegates to the Conference on Disarmament that cyber-security challenges, and the existence of new weapons systems and technologies, are not being sufficiently addressed or reflected in current arms control regimes.
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