REVIEW CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO NPT OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS; MUCH DISARMAMENT MACHINERY HAS "STARTED TO RUST", SECRETARY-GENERAL WARNS

3 May 2000
DC/2692/

REVIEW CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO NPT OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS; MUCH DISARMAMENT MACHINERY HAS "STARTED TO RUST", SECRETARY-GENERAL WARNS

3 May 2000

Press ReleaseDC/2692/

REVIEW CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO NPT OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS; MUCH DISARMAMENT MACHINERY HAS ‘STARTED TO RUST’, SECRETARY-GENERAL WARNS

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Beginning Four-Week Conference, Delegates Elect Officers, Adopt Agenda

CORRECTION

In Press Release DC/2692 issued 24 April, the final paragraph on the opening page should read as follows:

The newly elected President of the Conference, Abdallah Baali (Algeria), also drawing attention to the existing arsenals of nuclear weapons capable of obliterating all human accomplishments, further underscored that, by conducting nuclear tests in the last two years, India and Pakistan had dealt a serious blow to the global non-proliferation regime. Because of their disagreements, the world now faced the spectre of nuclear war for the first time since the cold war.

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