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UNSC resolution shows the will of the intl community: US

world Updated: Sep 24, 2009 23:10 IST

UN Security Council resolution on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament shows the increasing political will to achieve a world without nuclear weapon – the agenda pushed by President Barack Obama, the White House said today.

In an historic meeting, the United Nations Security Council unanimously co-sponsored and adopted a resolution
committing to work toward a world without nuclear weapons and endorsing a broad framework of actions to reduce global nuclear dangers.

The meeting, which was called for and chaired by Obama during the US Presidency of the Security Council, "shows concrete progress and growing international political will behind the nuclear agenda that President Obama announced in his speech in Prague in April 2009," the White House said in a fact sheet.

The session was the fifth summit-level meeting of the Council in its 63 years of existence and the first time that a Security Council Summit has been chaired by a US President.

The new measure, UNSC Resolution 1887, expresses the Council's grave concern about the threat of nuclear proliferation and the need for international action to prevent it.