During a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly, Guterres pointed out that although nuclear disarmament has been a UN priority since its founding 75 years ago, the world continues to live in the shadow of a nuclear catastrophe.
"For our common good, the world must speed up nuclear disarmament. Today this more important than ever because of the growing friction between the nuclear powers," Guterres said.
The Secretary-General urged the U.S. and Russia to extend for five more years their bilateral Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which prevent both countries to return to unlimited nuclear competition.
Minister @SimonCoveney reaffirmed Ireland’s commitment to global nuclear disarmament at today's #UNGA event to mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.