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Disarmament

 

Disarmament
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize 2017 The awarding of the Nobel Peace Price 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons confirms that nuclear disarmament represents a priority for the world's public opinion. Italy shares this vision...
UNGA. Alfano attends the Security Council meeting on the North Korea crisis and non-proliferation UNGA. Alfano attends the Security Council meeting on the North Korea crisis and non-proliferation The minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, participated in the Security Council ministerial meeting on the North Korea crisis and Non-Proliferation,...
Alfano: “Italy categorically condemns the launch of a ballistic missile over Japan”The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano said: “Italy categorically condemns the launch of a ballistic missile over Japan by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea last...
​Alfano: “As a member of the United Nations Security Council, Italy contributes to responding to Pyongyang's threats" “As a member of the United Nations Security Council, Italy continues to promote global security and the international non-proliferation regime, by contributing to assure a proportionate and adequate response to...
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The commitment to disarmament, weapons controls and non-proliferation is an essential component of Italian foreign policy. Italy has long been active on various fronts that include the United Nations, the European Union and the G8, as well as in the context of major international review conventions.
Among the most significant results achieved by our country in regard to this sector are the adoption of the European strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (adopted during the Italian duty Presidency of the EU in 2003) and its participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) aimed at banning trade in weapons of mass destruction.

Italy’s engagement in the context of disarmament and non-proliferation is divided into various sectors in relation to the various categories of existing weapons. The usual distinction made is between conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction. The former of these, generally considered legitimate, are defined as “conventional” on the basis of two observable characteristics: a relatively contained capacity for causing injury and discriminating effects that allow for the greater protection of the civilian population. The latter, including include nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are distinguished for their enormous, and above all, indiscriminate potential for destruction.


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