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‘Generation of Change’ Pleads for Walking the Nuclear Abolition Talk

By Ronald Joshua

 

HIROSHIMA (IDN) - A new ‘Generation of Change’ is making its presence felt, pledging to walk the talk over the last 70 years in a clarion call for freeing the world of 16,000 to 17,000 nuclear weapons that continue “to threaten every single person with the prospect of a cruel and inhumane death”. [P25]

Disarmament Talk with Amb. Aikawa, DG Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, Japan's MOFA

At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Kazutoshi Aikawa, Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on joint move with Kazakhstan to facilitate the entry into force of the CTBT, and planned nuclear disarmament initiatives.

Disarmament Talk with Jayantha Dhanapala, Former UN USG for Disarmament Affairs

At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, President of Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs, former UN Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs on: How to find a short-cut to CTBT waiting in the wings for 20 years?

Disarmament Talk with Amb. Duarte, former head of UN Office for Disarmament Affairs

At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, President of 2005 NPT Review Conference, on the need for patience in achieving ambitious goals.

Disarmament Talk with Egypt's Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham BADR

At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Egypt's Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr on the impediments on way to the Middle East Nuclear and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) Free Zone.

Addressing the Disarmament Deficit

By Daryl G. Kimball*

HIROSHIMA (IDN) - In the seven decades since the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have become less and less relevant to the security of possessor states and their allies and the potential harm of their further use has become even more harmful to international security and human survival.

Disarmament Conference Ends with Ambitious Goal – But How to Get There?

By Ramesh Jaura

HIROSHIMA (IPS) - A three-day landmark U.N. Conference on Disarmament Issues has ended here – one day ahead of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests – stressing the need for ushering in a world free of nuclear weapons, but without a consensus on how to move towards that goal. [P24]

Disarmament Talk with Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev

At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshuma 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed the Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister on Japan-Kazakh move to facilitate the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as soon as possible.

Call for Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons Testing

By Katsuhiro Asagiri and Ramesh Jaura

HIROSHIMA (IPS) - As the international community gears up to commemorate the 20th anniversary next year of the opening up of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) for signature, a group of eminent persons (GEM) has launched a concerted campaign for entry into force of a global ban on nuclear weapon testing. [P23] GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Mayors Plead for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

By Ramesh Jaura

BERLIN/TOKYO (IPS) - Seventy years after the brutal and militarily unwarranted atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, a nuclear weapons free world is far from within reach. [P22] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

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