At the same time, Mr. Guterres, highlighted the hard road ahead by recalling that there remain some 15,000 nuclear weapons in existence. "Humanity simply can not live under the dark shadow of nuclear warfare", he said, describing the new treaty as a light "illuminating a pathway towards a world without nuclear weapons".
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as he opened the treaty for signing "because there remain some 15,000 nuclear weapons in existence".
It bans the manufacture, possession and use of nuclear weapons and provides pathways for their eventual elimination.
The treaty may affect other global treaties, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which recognizes the US, Russia, France, China, and the United Kingdom as the sole nuclear powers.
Most notably, the USA is expected to spend US$400 billion between 2017 and 2026 on maintaining and comprehensively updating its nuclear forces.
A total of 122 countries had voted in favour of adopting the treaty, while The Netherlands was the only country that voted against it - Singapore abstained. Besieging the effort, however, is the nuclear-armed world.
"Nuclear arms offer a false sense of security", the archbishop said. He called the nuclear ban treaty "wishful thinking" that is "close to irresponsible". In a joint statement released after the treaty's adoption by the conference, the U.S., British, and French governments declared: "We do not intend to sign, ratify, or ever become party to it". So, what has obtained since the Second World War, is a philosophy of mutually-assured destruction, letting the other side know that if they attack you with nuclear weapons, that the result will be 'everybody will go'. Tijjani Bande, said it was sad that "there were countries that still have nuclear weapons and refused to give them up".
But delays in getting eight more countries to ratify the treaty mean that it still has not entered into force. If we want to stop nuclear testing, we need a legally binding instrument.
The twin Voyagers swung by Saturn in the 1970s and '80s, giving scientists a rough outline of the planet and its moons. NASA hopes that the spacecraft will now help them in getting an inside out view of Saturn in the last stage.
A attractive effort from Manolo Gabbiadini against West Ham , and a tap in from Steven Davis against Crystal Palace . The loss was the Eagles' fifth in a row at the start of the new Premier League season - all without scoring.
Mexico City International Airport suspended operations, while electricity and phone lines were down in parts of the capital. At least 25 people , most of whom were children, died inside a private school that collapsed in the quake.
For example, Tesla has sold Model S cars rated P60D-the 60 stands for 60kWh of energy storage-that actually have 75kWh batteries. Hurricane Irma left the Caribbean devastated last week and has ripped through Florida , too, leaving huge flooding in its wake.
PAULY: As the polls closed, Clinton supporters gathered in a New York City convention center, expecting to see history being made. Clinton disagreed with Pauley on that point. "I don't know quite what audience he was playing to", Clinton remarked.
An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal would eliminate "one of the main excuses" used by terrorists in the region, he argued. The objective is "to reach a just solution based on the principle of the two-state solution and worldwide decisions".
The free CCleaner software was compromised with malware
The just-released September 13 version is said to be clean, according to Avast , with its 2 billion users who are not affected. The basic version of CCleaner doesn't include an automatic update feature, so Yung urged users to update.
Altherr's slam helps Phillies beat Dodgers, Kershaw
The Dodgers entered Monday with a magic number of four to clinch the National League West. "You can see him feeling for things". That was followed by a home run from third baseman Justin Turner to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead five pitches into the game.
Wisconsin Electric Co-ops Helping with Florida Relief
From the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, crews will be helping the Edisto Electric Cooperative of Bamberg, South Carolina. They will be assisting sister cooperative, Clay Electric, in restoring power to residents hit by Hurricane Irma.
German investor bids 500M euros for Air Berlin
But a loan from the German government is keeping the carrier afloat while attempts are made to sell off parts of the airline. Representatives from pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit were not immediately available for comment.
Clemson is top Tiger; defense keys win over Auburn
Swinney in particular paid kudos to Wallace, the sophomore who finished with three tackles and logged significant minutes. Bryant looked like he might be seriously hurt when he hit the ground hard after running backward with Russell in pursuit.