New York, 24 September 2009 - Statement by the Secretary-General following the Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Nuclear DisarmamentI welcome the resolution which was adopted by consensus at the Security Council Summit meeting on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament. This summit was an historic event that has opened a new chapter in the Council's efforts to address nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. I commend the vision and leadership of President Obama who convened the meeting.
Global nuclear non-proliferation stands at a critical juncture. Despite some progress, much remains to be done to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons. Against this backdrop, this summit was especially timely. I had proposed a Security Council summit meeting on nuclear disarmament in my 5-point action plan last year. I underscore the need to sustain this initiative in the Council and beyond, at the highest possible level.
I hope that the international community seizes and builds on this momentum towards advancing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in general and achieving success at the 2010 NPT Review Conference in particular. I will spare no effort to promote nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and achieve success for the sake of global peace and security.
Statements on 24 September 2009
- New York, 24 September 2009 - Secretary-General's remarks at Summit Meeting of the Group of Friends of Democratic Pakistan
- New York, 24 September 2009 - Secretary-General's message to event on Peace and Security through Women's Leadership: Acting on 1325 and Climate Change [Delivered by Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women]
- New York, 24 September 2009 - Secretary-General's remarks at UNRWA High-Level Meeting
- New York, 24 September 2009 - Secretary-General's opening remarks to the Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament