• Disarmament

    UN to Investigate at Least Seven Cases of Chlorine and Mustard Gas Use in Syria

    by  • February 22, 2016 • Disarmament, Peace and Security, Syria • 

    Syrians killed from chemical weapons attacks in 2013. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslySeven possible cases of chemical weapons use in Syria — including chlorine and mustard gas — have been identified...

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    Nuclear Treaty Review Ends in Disagreement as US Blames Egypt

    by  • May 24, 2015 • Disarmament • 

    Shinsuke Sugiyama, deputy foreign minister of Japan, speaking on May 18, 2015, at the review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA monthlong review at the United Nations of the global treaty intended to prevent the spread and ultimately the...

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    In a World of Messy Conflicts, Nuclear Controls Face a Review

    by  • April 26, 2015 • Disarmament • 

    IAEA Prep Meeting in Vienna 2012

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWith vast regions of the Middle East in flames, many thousands of people dying in executions born of religious...

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    Angela Kane Is Leaving the UN in a Political Shuffle

    by  • March 2, 2015 • Disarmament, GOINGS-ON • 3 Comments

    Angela Kane, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addressing the 2013 session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAngela Kane, one of the United Nations’ most respected and experienced officials and the lead negotiator in 2014 in...

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    Climate Moves the Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Climate and Environment, Disarmament • 

    The Doomsday clock has been moved to three minutes to midnight. The unveiling of the change ,above, at

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyJust a week after scientists reported that 2014 was the hottest year on earth since systematic records began to...

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    Time Runs Short for the US to Ratify the Test Ban Treaty

    by  • November 6, 2014 • Disarmament • 

    The Official CTBTO Photostream "Storax Sedan" underground nuclear test - July 1962 Storax Sedan (yield 104 kt) - shallow underground nuclear test conducted by the United States on 6 July 1962 at Nevada Test Site. The main purpose of the detonation was to asses the non military dimension of a nuclear explosion.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was adopted and opened for government signatures at the United Nations in 1996,...

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    Will All of Syria’s Arsenal of Chemical Weapons Be Destroyed?

    by  • October 24, 2014 • Disarmament, Libya, Middle East, Security Council • 

    Sigrid Kaag

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAfter an extraordinary effort from the United Nations, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and about a...

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    How the Chemical Weapons Removed From Syria Will Be Destroyed

    by  • July 1, 2014 • Disarmament, Middle East • 1 Comment

    The Cape Ray, a United States naval ship, has been readied to destroy some of the chemical weapons removed from Syria.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAlthough Syria has turned over all of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to international authorities, defying expectations that it...

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    The Woman Who Opened Syria for UN Inspectors

    by  • October 16, 2013 • Disarmament, Middle East, Women's Issues • 

    Angela Kane, UN high representative for disarmament affairs

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAngela Kane has covered a lot of territory for the United Nations, but one of her toughest jobs in...

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    At Long Last, the UN Security Council Unites on a Syrian Resolution

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Disarmament, Peace and Security, Security Council • 

    Samantha Power

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn rare action-packed diplomacy at the United Nations, a draft resolution was agreed on Sept. 26 by the five...

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