ES Lassina Zerbo addresses UN-RoK Disarmament Conference

While in the Republic of Korea for the 14th United Nations - RoK Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues, Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo was interviewed live on Arirang evening news. Arirang is an international English-language TV network based in Seoul, Korea.

Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo (centre). Image credit: UNRCPD

We need a Korean Peninsula that is nuclear test-free first, before we move on to a nuclear weapon-free peninsula.

Zerbo was the first speaker at the conference's Session 1 on regional issues, which dealt with the nuclear programmes of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The conference's theme was “Unfinished Business of Building a More Secure World”. Its other sessions dealt with space security and nuclear security. The conference is organised by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) and hosted by the government of the Republic of Korea. See also video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. While in Korea, Zerbo was also interviewed by Reuters, see article "North Korea test site activity could be bluff, nuclear ban monitor says."

Arirang video