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UN leader tells conference: Nuclear disarmament is my top priority

UN leader tells conference: Nuclear disarmament is my top priority

Published: May 3, 2010

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations General Secretary.

Photo: United Nations / UN

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the nearly 1,000 participants of the International Peace Movement Conference to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Secretary said that "Our shared vision is within reach...a nuclear-free world." And that "nuclear disarmament is my top priority."

The speech came at the end of two days of plenary meetings and small group workshops that included nuclear disarmament visionaries from around the world. AFSC's Joseph Gerson was instrumental in organizing the conference, and a rally, march, and peace festival that accompanied the conference.

The plenary sessions were live streamed during the conference, and most are now available for viewing (the closing session with Ban Ki-moon will be available soon).

For more on the speech by Ban Ki-moon, see the United Nations' release.

Images from the conference

Following the conference there was a rally and march for nuclear abolition. You can see a video by Bill Day, who attended the rally, on YouTube.


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