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Disarmament, Non-proliferation Vital for Conflict Prevention

October 19, 2017
By Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs United Nations (UNODA).

Historically speaking, the concepts of disarmament and non-proliferation date back centuries. The international efforts to strengthen the law of war are one of the important origins of disarmament work. Our work today is largely rooted in the terrible human consequences that resulted from two world wars, including the first and thankfully only uses of nuclear weapons in conflict at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We work to ensure the people of this world never have to endure such devastation again.
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