Let’s End War And Not Let A War End Us

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NEW YORK, October 31. The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) convened for its day two with the fourth session as well as the last session of the committee in the New York UN Headquarters, the delegates went in for an unmoderated caucus for the discussion of the draft resolution formed by the three different blocs.


During the course of the committee, a bloc involving authors as the delegates of Unites States Of America , Turkey and Bangladesh was formed. The bloc encouraged North Korea’s allies to convince the country and ratify the non-proliferation treaty.


Later, the committee then moved to a moderated caucus in order to discuss on the motion, “Steps to denuclearization” passed by the delegate of Turkey. During the discussion, the delegate of Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea mentioned that their country is ready for denuclearization, considering if other countries reduce mass destruction weapons to fifty percent.


During an unmoderated caucus, the delegates agreed on a plethora of points which included the following:


1) A conference of the 5 nuclear weapons powers

2) A new drive to revive the NPT

3) A new Security Council resolution to close loopholes in the NPT

4) A mechanism to bring the dangerous nuclear fuel cycle under international control

5) Strengthen the IAEA

6) Clamp down on trafficking in nuclear technology

7) Isolate proliferators from the international financial system

8) A stronger international strategy to deal with Iran.


While this is a good opportunity, Britain could take the lead in addressing point five, i.e. strengthening the IAEA. The organization, which we rely on to monitor nuclear proliferation, has an annual safeguards budget of only One hundred and forty five million dollars. Compare this to billion dollar price of a nuclear power-reactor? It clearly struggles to perform its tasks. As the IAEA’s budget is smaller “than the budget of the police department of the city in which it is located.”


It is believed that collective efforts bring out real changes . Undoubtedly the proceedings of the committee sessions were a concrete step to counter Nuclear Non Proliferation in the Korean peninsula issue with collaborative effort. Although each discussion and policy will only be fruitful if brought into action on ground zero level.


As John Steinbeck said,

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal”


The stakeholders must think rationally for harmony at a global level keeping in mind that each discussion and policy will only be fruitful if brought into action on ground zero.

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