Articles by Izumi Nakamitsu

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Advancing disarmament within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The nexus between disarmament, arms control and development The idea that disarmament and arms control are connected to development is not new. Article 26 of the Charter of the United Nations recognises disarmament as a precondition for durable peace, security and development by calling for the maintenance of international peace and security with the least…