Guterres urges nuclear powers to commit to no use of nuclear weapons,

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

He made the comments on September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons designated by the United Nations. Guterres addressed government officials from around the world at the UN in New York. He said, ”Any use of a nuclear weapon, anytime, anywhere and in any context, would unleash a humanitarian catastrophe.”

He said, ”This is the timeless message of the hibakusya, the survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” And, ”To them, and to the world, I have pledged to do everything within my power to gather countries around the need to wipe these devices of destruction off the face of the earth.”

Guterres expressed his deep concern about the increasing risk of the use of nuclear weapons over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Läs artikel