The Common Good
September/October 2006

60 Ways to Leave Your WMDs

by Rose Marie Berger | September/October 2006

Former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, now chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission in Sweden, presented the commission’s report to world leaders in June.

Former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, now chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission in Sweden, presented the commission’s report to world leaders in June. The report, titled “Weapons of Terror,” puts forth 60 concrete steps for ridding the world of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, based on two years’ work by leading experts. First presented to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York, it was subsequently given to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Pope Benedict XVI, and the World Council of Churches to provide a concrete agenda for churches to use with their leadership statements against nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.

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