"The nuclear-armed states – led by the U.S. and Russia, who between them possess 95 per cent of the world‟s nuclear weapons – must get serious about their disarmament commitments."
Transparency is fundamental to building confidence and trust. Whatever processes it involves, transparency lies at the heart of every confidence and security building measure ever devised.
The international interest for national activities to be managed effectively is indisputable. This is just as true for nuclear security as it is for nuclear safety.
Over thirty leaders from fourteen Asia Pacific countries have signed a joint statement strongly supporting a nuclear weapons free world, and calling on policymakers to “get serious."
We have joined together to support a nuclear weapons free world, believing that these weapons pose an existential threat to all nations and peoples.
The launch was announced today of a new group called the 'APLN,' comprising leaders from thirteen countries around the region, including nuclear weapons possessing states.