UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons in a bid to seek a safer world for all and to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.
The resolution was adopted shortly after US President Barack Obama opened the Summit on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament, the first of its kind in the history of the Council.
The United States holds the rotating Council presidency in September.
It was the Security Council's fifth summit meetings at the level of heads of state since the it was set up in 1946 to shoulder the primary responsibility for the maintenance of peace and security in the world. It was also the first time a US president presided over a meeting of the Security Council.
The Security Council resolves to "seek a safer world for all and to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, in accordance with the goals of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)," the resolution said.
The resolution added that the measures will be taken "in a way that promotes international stability, and based on the principle of undiminished security for all."
The newly approved document, known as Resolution 1887, was adopted without any direct reference to any country, as announced earlier this month by Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN.
The resolution calls upon all state parties to the NPT "to cooperate so that the 2010 NPT Review Conference can successfully strengthen the Treaty and set realistic and achievable goals in all the Treaty's three pillars: non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament."