October 12th, 2021

Un Agreement On Nuclear Weapons

By JEREMY WARNE

The second conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons was held in Nayarit, Mexico, on 13 and 14 February. The Conference reiterated its call for the development of new international nuclear weapons standards, including a legally binding instrument within a set time frame. No nuclear-armed nation has expressed support for a ban treaty; Indeed, some of them, including the United States[54] and Russia[55], have expressed an explicit refusal. North Korea was the only nuclear state to vote in favor of opening ban negotiations. [23] [24] [need for a better source] In 2012, the General Assembly expressed concern about the disastrous humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and adopted resolution 67/56 entitled “Advancing multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament”. . . .

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