Anxiety over Nuclear Weapons ‘Deep and Genuine’, Acting Disarmament High Representative Tells First Committee as Session Opens, Urging It to ‘Roll Up Its Sleeves’

8th October 2015

Amid concerns that the progress made since the cold war had stalled, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) was warned today that there was “no time to lose”, and the international community was urged to “roll up its sleeves” and tackle the world’s disarmament issues.

Opening the Committee’s annual debate was Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-Soo, who said that anxiety about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons was deeply and genuinely felt.  A testament to that was the large number of States that supported the humanitarian consequences movement.

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[source: United Nations]