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It soon became the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which had been founded a week earlier on February 17, 1958.
Department of State and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), participating countries use a collaborative framework to further develop their understanding of the complex challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament, and identify potential solutions to address those challenges.
Ambassador Amil, who was speaking in a thematic debate on nuclear weapons, said that amid a worsening international and regional security environment, the goal of nuclear disarmament seemed ever more elusive.
The statement added that India considers the Conference on Disarmament - the world's single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum - as the appropriate forum for the commencement of negotiations on nuclear disarmament, adding that "we regret that the Conference has been prevented from adopting a programme of work that reflects the international community's desire for progress on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in all its aspects.
It is indispensable for any initiative on nuclear disarmament to take into account the vital security considerations of each and every State.
Resolution L41, "Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations," which was adopted by a wide majority at the UN General Assembly last December (123 for, 38 against, 16 abstentions), epitomizes a new political reality in the nuclear disarmament realm.
Nuclear disarmament remains the first and foremost priority in the disarmament and international security agenda.
Noting that nuclear disarmament is one of the founding principles of the UN, the Secretary-General said that it was also the objective of the first General Assembly resolution.
General Lee Butler who was in charge of all the US nuclear weapons in 1991 now strongly advocates nuclear disarmament.
Participants of the conference in New York also discussed cooperation among states parties of nuclear-free zones to improve coordination and harmonize efforts in strengthening nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Egypt participated in discussions held on the sidelines of the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland regarding a possible international treaty banning fissile material production for nuclear weapons.
The 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), extended indefinitely in 1995 when it was due to expire, provided that five nuclear weapons states--the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China--would "pursue negotiations in good faith," (1) for nuclear disarmament.

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