UN chief will press for progress at upcoming nuclear security summits
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon pledged Friday to do everything in his power to build on the historic U.N. summit chaired by President Barack Obama and advance the goal of a nuclear weapon-free world. Ban said he will be pressing for progress on disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation at a number of major events this year. In early February, Ban will attend the Global Zero Summit in Paris, which is expected to bring hundreds of international leaders to the French capital to discuss a step-by-step plan for the phased, verified elimination of nuclear weapons. Global Zero is a Ploughshares-funded initiative. He will then attend the 46th Munich Security Conference which will address the major security challenges including nuclear proliferation.