SPENDING ON NUCLEAR ARMS BIG THREAT TO HEALTHCARE
Published 29-06-2018 11:12 GMT-0000
July the 7th will always be remembered as a historical day. On this day in 2017 the world community decided to vote for complete nuclear disarmament and save the world from catastrophe that could threaten the very existence of mankind. It wasn’t an easy task. The UN General Assembly passed a Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) with 122 countries voting in favour of the resolution. Only one country, the Netherlands voted against while Singapore abstained. It is an irony that none of the nuclear armed countries, the USA, Russia, China, England, France, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea participated in the deliberations. All the countries who voted for the resolution withstood pressures of all kinds, threats, blackmail, economic allurements, nuclear security umbrella etc. from the powerful nuclear weapon possessing countries and voted with one voice to declare all activities related to nuclear weapons, including their possession, manufacture, putting them on alert, trade, sale etc, as illegal.