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This present day, greater than ever earlier than, a chance to 1 is a risk to all. Threats to foreign peace and defense move a ways past aggression via States and contain poverty, lethal infectious illness, environmental degradation, civil conflict, guns of mass destruction, terrorism and transnational equipped crime. This document by way of sixteen of the world’s such a lot skilled leaders, commissioned via the United international locations Secretary-General, places ahead a daring new imaginative and prescient of collective safety that stresses the necessity for potent, equitable motion in fighting and responding to all significant threats to foreign peace and safety.
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Extra info for A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility--Report of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
43. When the institutions of collective security respond in an ineffective and inequitable manner, they reveal a much deeper truth about which threats matter. Our institutions of collective security must not just assert that a threat to one is truly a threat to all, but perform accordingly. 19 This page intentionally left blank Part 2 Collective security and the challenge of prevention This page intentionally left blank Part 2 Collective security and the challenge of prevention Synopsis Any event or process that leads to large-scale death or lessening of life chances and undermines States as the basic unit of the international system is a threat to international security.
In 2000, the nuclear-weapon States committed to 13 practical steps towards nuclear disarmament, which were all but renounced by them at the 2004 meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. 120. The nuclear-weapon States must take several steps to restart disarmament: (a) They must honour their commitments under article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to move towards disarmament and be ready to undertake specific measures in fulfilment of those commitments; (b) They should reaffirm their previous commitments not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon States, to further diminish the perceived value of nuclear weapons, and secure robust international cooperation to staunch proliferation, formalizing such commitments in pending and future nuclear-weapon-free zones agreements.
The Charter of the United Nations seeks to protect all States, not because they are intrinsically good but because they are necessary to achieve the dignity, justice, worth and safety of their citizens. These are the values that should be at the heart of any collective security system for the twenty-first century, but too often States have failed to respect and promote them. The collective security we seek to build today asserts a shared responsibility on the part of all States and international institutions, and those who lead them, to do just that.