“Humanity is in danger of forgetting the lessons of the horrific fires of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” the UN Secretary-General said. According to him, the world is nothing but a misunderstanding or miscalculation far from nuclear destruction.
Further disarmament seemed impossible even before Russia launched its attack on Ukraine. Now observers say that reducing the nearly 13,000 nuclear weapons worldwide is becoming more difficult.
The more than fifty-year-old Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, to which 191 states are party, forms the basis for worldwide nuclear disarmament. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty states that only the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom are entitled to possess nuclear weapons. The other four suspected nuclear powers, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea, have not joined or withdrawn from the treaty.
The treaty aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, disarmament and promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The results achieved are evaluated every five years. The 10th Review Conference was supposed to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to the Corona pandemic.
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