By Ronald Joshua | IDN-InDepthNews Analysis
HIROSHIMA (IDN) - A new ‘Generation of Change’ is making its presence felt, pledging to walk the talk over the last 70 years in a clarion call for freeing the world of 16,000 to 17,000 nuclear weapons that continue “to threaten every single person with the prospect of a cruel and inhumane death”.
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Kazutoshi Aikawa, Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on joint move with Kazakhstan to facilitate the entry into force of the CTBT, and planned nuclear disarmament initiatives.
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, President of Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs, former UN Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs on: How to find a short-cut to CTBT waiting in the wings for 20 years?
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Ambassador Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, President of 2005 NPT Review Conference, on the need for patience in achieving ambitious goals.
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed Egypt's Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr on the impediments on way to the Middle East Nuclear and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) Free Zone.
By Ramesh Jaura
HIROSHIMA (IDN) - Calls are growing for organising a nuclear disarmament summit next year in Hiroshima, one of the only two cities, along with Nagasaki, which have until now suffered the devastating atomic bombings 70 years ago. But indications are that there is only a remote possibility that such a gathering would indeed take place.
By Daryl G. Kimball* | IDN-InDepthNews Viewpoint
HIROSHIMA (IDN) - In the seven decades since the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have become less and less relevant to the security of possessor states and their allies and the potential harm of their further use has become even more harmful to international security and human survival.
At the 25th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshuma 26-28 August 2015, International Press Syndicate interviewed the Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister on Japan-Kazakh move to facilitate the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as soon as possible.
By Katsuhiro Asagiri* | IDN-InDepthNews Analysis
TOKYO (IDN) - In a message to the Peace Memorial Ceremony, to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon echoed the ardent wish of the survivors of nuclear assault, when he called for "urgent action to eliminate nuclear weapons once and for all".
By Jutta Wolf | IDN-InDepthNews Report
BERLIN (IDN) – Amnesty International has appealed to the international community to increase its support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya.
By Krishan Dutt | IDN-InDepthNews Report
PARIS (IDN) – The 34-nation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) faults rich and emerging countries of the bloc for lack of a national strategy on protecting online privacy or funding research in this area. This, it says in a new report, tends to be viewed as a matter for law enforcement authorities to handle.
The report titled OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015 however notes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are transforming the ways social interactions and personal relationships are conducted, with fixed, mobile and broadcast networks converging, and devices and objects increasingly connected to form the Internet of Things (IoT).