APLN Co-Convenors deplore North Korea's latest nuclear weapon test and register their deep concern at the further destabilising effects the test will have in Northeast Asia and beyond.
A No First Use policy would have both symbolic value and significant practical implications. Its potential benefits greatly exceed possible downsides.
The APLN again calls on global and regional policymakers to urgently re-energize the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament agenda.
We call for continued high level attention to nuclear security threats in the Asia-Pacific, as the threat of nuclear terrorism remains acute.
North Korea’s provocative actions can only increase regional and international tensions and hamper efforts to reduce nuclear risks and eventually abolish nuclear weapons entirely.
The world’s political leaders and nuclear policymakers should reinforce their determination to eliminate -- once and for all -- the most indiscriminately inhumane weapons ever devised.
With near universal membership, the NPT remains the indispensable central pillar of a norm-based global nuclear order, aimed at preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons.
Overwhelmingly, the story has been one of paralysis, minimal forward movement, and significant backsliding.
The Jakarta Declaration on Nuclear Weapons calls for immediate, realistically achievable confidence-building steps towards disarmament by each of the nuclear-armed states in the region.
An Asia Pacific nuclear energy community could facilitate high-level consultation on nuclear plans and programs, as well as ensure transparency and build confidence in nuclear programs in the region.