Another session of the UN General Assembly is being held on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 5 December 2013 to raise awareness about the threat posed by nuclear arms to humanity.
The day seeks to explain the need for the total elimination of these weapons in order to mobilise international efforts to achieve the common goal of building a world free of nuclear weapons.
The total elimination of nuclear arms is one of the United Nations’ oldest goals. It was the subject of the first General Assembly resolution in 1946. This topic, along with that of general and complete disarmament, has been included in the agenda of the General Assembly since 1959.