Today is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Global nuclear disarmament has been on the table for the General Assembly (GA) since the beginning. This was the subject of the GA’s very first resolution in 1946. Since then and the signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1975, the call for nuclear disarmament has only increased. In spite of this, 15,000 nuclear weapons continue to exist in the world and no steps have been taken to dispose of them. With this disproportionate amount of nuclear weapons in our global arsenal, we have the fire power to destroy our Earth several times.  Unfortunately the doctrine of nuclear deterrence continues to be practiced. This days provides an opportunity for governments and constituents to become educated about the benefits of eliminating nuclear weapons.
“Let us pledge to work for the total elimination of nuclear weapons with urgency and a sense of collective purpose. Our very survival depends upon it.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon