The head of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) says that the world is now at greatest risk of global nuclear war since the end of 2. world War.
On Tuesday, Reuters reported that UNIDIR director Renata Dwan said in an interview that the use of nuclear weapons is more likely than some time since the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in 1945 and added that the use of Such weapons today are at greater risk than ever.
"I really think it is a call to recognize – and this has been a lack of media coverage – that the risk of nuclear war is particularly high now and the risk of using nuclear weapons for some of the factors I has pointed out more than ever since the Second World War, "she told the news service and talked about a call from 1
The UN Security Council, Dwan said, does not do enough to mitigate th Risk of the world coming down to war with nuclear weapons.
"How we think about it and how we are dealing with this risk and managing this risk, seems to me to be a very important and urgent issue that is not fully reflected in the UN Security Council," she said. Reuters.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, supported by a group that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, is currently supported by more than 100 countries, most of which do not have nuclear weapons. It has been ratified by 23 countries out of the 50 that it takes to enter into force.
The United States, which has advocated the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world, has opposed the treaty, like other nuclear weapons such as Russia and China.