General Assembly holds high-level meeting on countering nuclear terrorismListen /
Countries are being urged to build on the progress made in tackling the spectre of nuclear terrorism.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the appeal during a high-level meeting in the General Assembly on Friday.
He described the prospect of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists as "one of the most unnerving threats imaginable."
"We must use all our tools to contain this nuclear genie. As we confront other challenges relating to nuclear disarmament, we cannot allow these arms to proliferate to non-State actors or terrorists." (Duration: 14″)
Mr. Ban called on all countries to sign the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.
So far, 82 countries are party to the convention.