Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say
Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022
Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential threats to humanity” and how there is need “to make some of the connections between things like the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and the climate talks.”
Advocates like Blissman say nuclear disarmament would not only eliminate an existential threat to the planet, but free up resources to tackle the challenge of the climate crisis.
“We need to be thinking in a more systemic, more holistic way,” she said, “and gender equity is key to these conversations, to these discussions, to the movement of humanity out of this phase [of human history] that in some ways is very juvenile, is very combative, is very conflictive, which is not the best that humanity can put forth right now.”
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