Monday, August 29, 2011

Towards a safer world: UN observance aims to rally action to ban nuclear...

Warning that voluntary moratoriums on nuclear weapon tests are not enough, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Member States that have not yet done so to urgently ratify the United Nations-backed treaty banning them.
"Over the course of the Cold War, hundreds of nuclear weapon tests left behind a devastating legacy for local citizens and their natural environment," he said in a message marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests. "Current voluntary moratoriums on nuclear weapon tests are valuable, yet they are no substitute for a global ban."

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