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Why efforts to secure a deal on banning all nuclear weapons are so important

April 10, 2017
By Joelien Pretorius

Last week negotiations to ban nuclear weapons started in New York. The talks came as a result of United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted in December last year. The resolution takes forward multilateral negotiations on complete nuclear disarmament. States started negotiations on nuclear disarmament in 1946, a year after the atom bombs were dropped on Japan. But the talks faltered as the Cold War warmed up.
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