The Carter Center (Atlanta/Georgia, USA) recently published a statement published 10 August 2017, a statement of fm. U.S. President Jimmy Carter about his experiences with North Korea. He concluded: “A commitment to peace by the United States and North Korea is crucial. When this confrontational crisis is ended, the United States should be prepared to… [Read More]
The Chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, stated in his guest commentary for the New York Times, titled „A Partnership Worth Saving“: „If elected as German chancellor, I would, for example, oppose the American president’s demands for enormous arms increases in Germany and Europe.“ Schulz expressed his… [Read More]
The non-governmental organisation ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) provides up-to-date and profound information and comment on the ongoing UN consultations towards a Nucelar Weapons Ban . You can find their documentation on the treaty draft, the proceeding negociations and ICAN comment here.
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Thursday strongly called for the adoption of a treaty to legally ban nuclear weapons during the second session of a U.N. conference for negotiations on the pact that runs through July 7. “I am speaking today as mayor of Hiroshima — the first city (in the world) attacked by a nuclear weapon… [Read More]
As a intermediate result of the recent negotiation between 132 UN member states in late march 2017, on May 22 a first draft of the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released. This draft will be the basis of further negotiations from June 15 to July 7. Read the full text of the… [Read More]