The only true guarantee against the use of nuclear weapons is their total elimination. This remains the United Nations’ – and my personal – highest disarmament priority.
António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
The UN General Assembly established this day in 2013 out of concern by the overwhelming majority of UN member countries at the risk of a nuclear war and the ongoing nuclear arms race. There are over 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world, many of them primed and ready for launch in minutes.