Archive for 'Commentaries'
A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland on 19 April 2013 where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence and join negotiations for global nuclear abolition. [...]
Applause rang through the Assembly Hall in the Palais des Nations at the 2nd PrepCom after South Africa read out the names of the 80 states who comprised the newly-formed Humanitarian Initiative and signed the statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty of South Africa read the statement which expressed deep concern on [...]
A quiet revolution took place in Oslo earlier this month. More than 120 governments, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and civil society gathered to debate the problem of nuclear weapons, not in military and geopolitical terms, as has been done for decades, but through a humanitarian lens.