Our President, Dr. Ivana Nikolić Hughes, delivered a statement on behalf of NAPF at the NGO Session of the 10th NPT Review Conference. The session took place in General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York on August 5, 2022. Our statement focused on the urgency of nuclear disarmament in the current moment and the legal obligations and other reasons for nuclear weapons states to pursue disarmament.
We are inspired by remarks from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who delivered his statement to the NPT Review Conference on August 1, 2022. Secretary-General stated that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation. We need the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as much as ever.” Watch the entire statement:
President of Soka Gakkai International, Daisaku Ikeda, also issued a statement to the NPT Review Conference on July 26, 2022. The statement calls for No First Use of Nuclear Weapons and has NAPF’s full support. View statement HERE.
You can read all of the NPT Review Conference statements from States Parties and NGOs HERE.