Africa and Nuclear Proliferation

  • Esmat Ezz


At its 38th regular session in 1983, the General Assembly of the United Nations, passed a resolution1•, which

Resolutely, unconditionally and for all time condemns nuclear war as being contrary to human conscience and reason, as the most monstrous crime against peoples and as violation of the foremost human right — the right to life; condemns the formulation, propounding, dissemination and propaganda of political and military doctrines and concepts intended to provide “legitimacy” for the first use of nuclear weapons and in general to justify the “admissibility” of unleashing nuclear war; calls upon all States to unite and redouble their efforts aimed at removing the threat of nuclear war, halting the nuclear arms race and reducing nuclear weapons until they are completely eliminated.


Power Reactor Nuclear Weapon Enrich Uranium Nuclear Programme Nuclear Field 
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