January 24, 70th anniversary of UN Resolution 1 (1)
On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus its very first resolution, Resolution 1 (I): which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure:
- the ‘control of atomic energy to ensure its use only for peaceful purposes,’ and
- ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’
UNFOLD ZERO highlights the 70th anniversary of UNGA Res 1 (1) next month as a time to take action to implement its goal of nuclear abolition.
- Call on your government to participate in the opening session in Geneva of the UN Open Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament (see UN re-opens the door to a nuclear weapon free world);
- Support the Nuclear Zero case in the International Court of Justice:
* Join over 5 million people who have signed the petition,
* Call on your government to intervene in support of the Marshall Islands.
- .Ask your mayor, parliamentarian or local religious leader to endorse the Joint Statement of Legislators and Religious Leaders for a Nuclear Weapon Free World. UNFOLD ZERO will present this to the UN Open Ended Working Group in Geneva to support nuclear disarmament deliberations and negotiations.
For more information on the 70th anniversary of UN Resolution 1 (1), including other actions being taken to commemorate the day around the world, please see Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (1).
The UNFOLD ZERO team