“Hope for a Future World Without Nuclear Weapons” – Twenty Year Ago, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine Renounced Their Nuclear Arsenals

14th October 2013

Two decades after having renounced their nuclear weapons arsenals, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine called upon the international community to redouble efforts towards eliminating all nuclear weapons. Abolishing all nuclear weapons is “the most ardent aspiration of mankind. … A nuclear free world is achievable,” Kazakhstan’s Barlybay Sardykov said at a First Committee Side Event held at UN Headquarters in New York on 10 October. The roundtable discussion, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations, focused on lessons learned and the prospects for nuclear disarmament. (Read full story here) [source: UNODA]