In 2013, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung was granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NGOs with consultative status have access to ECOSOC, its subsidiary bodies, and other UN mechanisms, processes, and events. ECOSOC, founded by the UN Charter in 1946, is concerned with economic, social, and environmental challenges. It is broadly responsible for 70 percent of the UN’s human and financial resources.
As the current crisis between the United States and North Korea demonstrates, tensions between nuclear powers are on the rise, and new global risks are posed by the possibility of cyber-attacks and terrorist groups targeting nuclear facilities. While most people would agree that they are a threat to every civilian, atomic weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction that have not yet been prohibited by law.
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