UN chief prescribes steps toward nuclear-free world

Media Coverage | October 25, 2008

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday presented a five-point proposal aimed at securing a world free of nuclear weapons.

"A world free of nuclear weapons would be a global public good of the highest order," Ban told a panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York on nuclear disarmament. He lamented that so far nuclear disarmament "has remained only an aspiration, rather than a reality."