Representing Ban Ki Moon,
UN General Secretary,
Maher Nasser read his speech.
»Sixty-four years ago, atom bombs rained down on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Upon seeing such horror and devastation, people throughout the world thought such carnage must never happen again. But thousands of nuclear weapons remain in global arsenals. The risk of nuclear terrorism is real.
Yet we are also seeing bold steps to limit and eliminate these weapons.
The United Nations wants to build on this momentum.
I have a vision of a world free of nuclear weapons.
And I have a campaign, called
WMD – We Must Disarm
We must disarm to save lives.
We must disarm so that we can redirect precious resources to health, education and development.