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Banning nuclear tests essential for global peace, says head of UN-backed treaty organization | UN News Centre

The new head of preparatory commission for a United Nations-backed treaty stressed today that banning nuclear tests is essential for international peace and security. In a briefing to reporters in New York, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, underlined that countries who have not ratified the treaty should realize the ...

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Nuclear Betrayal in the Marshall Islands | Counterpunch

by BARBARA ROSE JOHNSTON September 13, 2012 was a historic day at the United Nations and in the Marshall Islands. On this date, in this seventh decade of the nuclear age, the UN Human Rights Council considered the environmental and human rights impacts resulting from the radioactive and toxic substances in nuclear fallout. And, for the first time in the ...

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Cuba embargo: UN vote urges US to lift embargo

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelming Tuesday to condemn almost a half-century of U.S. sanctions against Cuba, demanding an end to what member states say is a Cold War anachronism that only hurts ordinary people. The final vote by U.N. member states was 187 in favor of ending the sanctions, with two countries — the United States and Israel — ...

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