Jacinda Ardern Implores Nuclear Weapons States

“Our world is at greater risk of nuclear catastrophe than at any time since the height of the cold war. Growing superpower tensions and two decades of stalled progress on arms control have pushed the risk of these weapons closer to reality,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern writes in an opinion piece for The Guardian.

“Currently 191 countries are meeting at the UN to renew the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and negotiations are going down to the wire. These talks offer a chance to breathe new life into nuclear disarmament at a time when the world needs that more than ever,” Ardern writes.

“New Zealand is calling on the nuclear weapons states – the US, Russia, China, France and the UK – to step back from the nuclear abyss, and provide that leadership by committing to negotiate a new multilateral nuclear disarmament framework.”

Original article by Jacinda Ardern, The Guardian, August 24, 2022.

Illustration by Sébastien Thibault.

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