On Anniversary of Mongolia’s Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status, Secretary-General Says Such Actions Play Vital Role in Shaping More Peaceful, Stable World
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the thirtieth anniversary of Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status, today:
As Mongolia celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its declared nuclear-weapon-free status, the United Nations welcomes the strong commitment by its Government and people to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Since 1992, Mongolia’s self-declared nuclear-weapon-free status has been an inspiring example of the positive contribution individual States can make towards a world free of nuclear weapons.
Nuclear-weapon-free zones and Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status represent a practical and effective approach to strengthening global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament norms and building trust and confidence among States.
As the international community faces a resurgence of threats and dangers related to the use of nuclear weapons, nuclear-weapon-free zones remain one of the best vehicles for advancing our collective goal of nuclear disarmament and play a fundamental role in shaping a more peaceful and stable world.
The United Nations looks forward to continuing the excellent cooperation on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation it has enjoyed with Mongolia as we take the next steps towards our collective goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.