Nuclear Disarmament Must Shift From Aspiration To Reality, Ban Says
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that it is more imperative than ever to make nuclear disarmament a reality given the twin economic and financial crises the world is currently facing.
"The costs and risks of [disarmament's] alternatives never get the attention they deserve," Mr. Ban said in his address to the East-West Institute in New York. "But consider the tremendous opportunity cost of huge military budgets. Consider the vast resources that are consumed by the endless pursuit of military superiority."