U.N. disarmament head gives first briefing on Syria chemical weapons

May 24, 2017

U.N. disarmament head gives first briefing on Syria chemical weapons

Izumi Nakamitsu, the United Nations’ new head of disarmament, gave her first briefing to the 15-member Security Council on Tuesday, focusing on the latest developments on chemical weapons in Syria. As the high representative for disarmament affairs, the Japanese national is charged with a ...

Oct 28, 2014

Japan presents nuclear disarmament resolution to U.N. committee

Japan has filed another draft United Nations resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and for signatories to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty to ensure next year’s treaty review conference strengthens the agreement. The resolution, submitted for the 21st year in a row ...

Aug 14, 2014

Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said Wednesday, potentially averting renewed violence and permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Egyptian mediators had been racing ...

Apr 7, 2014

'Hiroshima Report' gives North Korea failing grade for disarmament effort

North Korea scored poorly on efforts in nuclear arms reduction, nonproliferation and nuclear security in a report issued Monday by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government, which graded 31 nations. The “Hiroshima Report” said that North Korea, which conducted its third nuclear test last February, scored ...