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UN Decoded: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones (NWFZ)

7th January 2015

The establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZ) is a regional approach to strengthen global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament norms and consolidate international efforts towards peace and security. All nuclear-weapon-free zones prohibit the development, stationing or testing of nuclear weapons in their… [source: UN News Centre]

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]