New Zealand will become the first country in the world to have a Ministry for Disarmament and Arms Control, which will place special emphasis on ending existing nuclear arsenals. On Tuesday, Jacinta Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, made the announcement remarking that “we must commit ourselves to non-proliferation and disarmament,… »
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first day it is open for signature, September 20. “Our signing… »
By Abolition 2000. New Zealand celebrates the 30th anniversary of its historic nuclear free legislation this month with a series of events around the country. At the same time, the United Nations resumes negotiations amongst non-nuclear nations in New York on a nuclear ban treaty which they are… »
By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than… »
Today, 21st October, 2013, at 17:20 in New York, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie from New Zealand delivered the following statement on behalf of 124 states in the UN General Assembly’s First Committee. “I am taking the floor on behalf of the following Member States, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda,… »
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