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UN on Disarmament

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: UN

 Context: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that disarmament is the only viable solution to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons.


What is Disarmament?

Disarmament refers to the reduction or elimination of military weapons, particularly nuclear, chemical, and conventional arms, with the goal of enhancing global security and promoting peace. It involves measures to control, limit, or abolish weapons of mass destruction and conventional weaponry, often through treaties, negotiations, and international agreements.


Six areas for action for Nuclear Disarmament:

  1. Dialogue to work together for transparency and prevent accidental use
  2. Threats to use nuclear weapons should stop
  3. Nuclear weapon States must re-affirm moratoria on nuclear testing
  4. Nuclear weapon states must fulfil their disarmament commitments
  5. A joint no-first-use agreement
  6. US and Russia should resume talks to reduce nuclear stockpiles under New START treaty


Key treaties for Nuclear disarmament: