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Chemical weapons left in Wuhan to be destroyed

23rd December 2014

Japan this week will begin destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons abandoned by the Japanese military in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province at the end of World War II, the Cabinet Office said Tuesday. Using a mobile disposal… [source: The Japan Times]

High Representative Kane featured in ACUNS Newsletter: “United Nations and the Struggle for Disarmament: Fighting for Progress”

12th December 2014

The history of the efforts to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons and all other weapons “adaptable to mass destruction” (WMD) contains a mixture of great triumphs and bitter disappointments. (Academic Council on the United Nations System) >View News Item Source [source: Academic Council on the United Nations System]

UNSCAR: Major German Contribution to UN Arms Control

10th December 2014

At the end of 2014, Germany will contribute another 1.2 million Euro (around 1.5 million USD) to the UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR). UNSCAR is currently the only UN funding mechanism to help finance new projects… [source: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations]