Role of disarmament. non-proliferation examined in Princeton lecture
Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan,
Princeton University (USA)
28 November 2006
'Let me begin by saying how delighted I am to have been invited to give this address by a School named after Woodrow Wilson, the great pioneer of multilateralism and advocate of world peace, who argued, among other things, for agreed international limits on deadly weapons.
Princeton is indissolubly linked with the memory of Albert Einstein and many other great scientists who played a role in making this country the first nuclear power. That makes it an especially appropriate setting for my address this evening, because my main theme is the danger of nuclear weapons, and the urgent need to confront that danger by preventing proliferation and promoting disarmament, both at once. I shall argue that these two objectives – disarmament and non-proliferation – are inextricably linked, and that to achieve progress on either front we must also advance on the other.
Almost everyone in today's world feels insecure, but not everyone feels insecure about the same thing. Different threats seem more urgent to people in different parts of the world.'http://www.un.org/news/ossg/sg/stories/statments_full.asp?statID=6