The nuclear disarmament chimera
Smith, R. C.(2002). The nuclear disarmament chimera. New Zealand International Review, 27(1), 7-10.
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Nuclear disarmament is at the top of the New Zealand security agenda. We are active through the government and through numerous peace and disarmament groups in virtually every international forum that debates this issue, whether official or unofficial. The New Zealand government makes a significant contribution to the deliberations of the UN Conference on Disarmament and in discussions surrounding the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT). We are particularly active in an informal grouping of countries that is pressing through the United Nations for an immediate commitment to the total abolition of all nuclear weapons- the so-called New Agenda Coalition. This is the subject of an annual resolution in the General Assembly that commands substantial support.
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