Australian nurses urge nuclear disarmament

15:13, May 02, 2010      

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Australian nurses on Sunday urged the federal government to work towards banning nuclear weapons at an upcoming U.S. conference.

The Australian Nursing Federation federal secretary Ged Kearney said a new opportunity to achieve nuclear disarmament had arisen.

"The nuclear non-proliferation treaty is the only internationally binding agreement committing nations to abolishing their stockpile of nuclear weapons," Kearney told Australian Associated Press.

"This can happen quickly if the international community shows the political will to make it happen."

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith was expected to speak at the conference in New York on May 3.

The United Nations will stage a forum to review the nuclear non- proliferation treaty in New York this month.

Source: Xinhua

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