Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
2019 United Nations News
2019 Global Special Weapons News
- Modernization of world nuclear forces continues despite overall decrease in number of warheads: New SIPRI Yearbook out now SIPRI 17 Jun 2019 -- SIPRI Governing Board Chair Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, says: 'A key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2018, all nuclear weapon-possessing states continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals.'
- Global Nuclear Arsenal Declines, But Future Cuts Uncertain Amid U.S.-Russia Tensions RFE/RL 17 Jun 2019 -- The number of nuclear weapons held by world powers declined in the past year, but future reductions look uncertain because of the "political and military differences" between Moscow and Washington, an influential research group says.
- 'Fewer But Newer': SIPRI Report Finds Amount of Nuclear Weapons on Decline, But Getting Modernized Sputnik 17 Jun 2019 -- A recently published report reveals that although there has been a decrease in the world's overall number of nuclear warheads in 2019, nuclear-armed states are currently modernizing their arsenals.
- UN 'financial crisis,' years in the making, Guterres tells budget body, proposes solutions UN News 05 Jun 2019 -- The UN's financial crisis has been years in the making and is undermining the organization's mandates and reform efforts, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Fifth Committee, the body responsible for the United Nations budget, on Tuesday.
- Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on 'peace and prosperity' for most vulnerable UN News 04 Jun 2019 -- The global reach of the United Nations makes it "the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress", said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next President of the General Assembly.
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