Is a world without nuclear weapons possible?


When fifty heads of states and governments meet we cannot say it is business as usual, especially when their agenda is nuclear weapons.

Hosting the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC, President Barack Obama urged for resilient action and against complaisance in assuring stability and peace. He underscored the “collective efforts that we've made to reduce the amount of nuclear material that might be accessible to terrorists around the world” and I fully support all nation states in their efforts to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles and protect the stability of this world. 

Consequently, Russia’s absence from the Summit does not diminish its responsibility in this cause. 

As President Obama spoke in his closing statement “our collective commitment to ensure that the IAEA, Interpol, the United Nations, and the various coalitions that have formed are properly resourced and supported by various nation states in order for them to be able to carry out the ongoing work” is of essential importance, since only through the creation of such intricate and close networks we can achieve progress in areas that are complex and challenging. 

As announced at the Summit, I also fully support the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material that is supposed to take effect shortly. 

To revert back to my initial question, is a world without nuclear weapons possible, we can find the exact answer in mutual collaboration, building partnerships and joint efforts by all nation states that have the privilege, power and responsibility to create a safe and secure world for our future generations and specially in preventing terrorist to have accession to any kind of nuclear weapons. 

4 April 2016