Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ)

United Nations and NWFZs

The United Nations: a very important actor in NWFZ creation

From the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs

General Assembly resolution 3472 B (1975) defines a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone as “any zone recognized as such by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which any group of States, in the free exercises of their sovereignty, has established by virtue of a treaty or convention whereby: (a) The statute of total absence of nuclear weapons to which the zone shall be subject, including the procedure for the delimitation of the zone, is defined; b) An international system of verification and control is established to guarantee compliance with the obligations deriving from that statute.”