“In the nuclear age, with its uncontrollable proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the inability to reconcile differences peacefully poses a very grave threat to human survival. … Despite all of the hesitation and some inadequacies and imperfections, the record is abundantly clear that legal instruments … can be drafted, negotiated, accepted, verified and enforced; if there is the will, there is a way. … Disarmament is expensive but a constantly escalating arms race is much more expensive and can be fatal.”
— Benjamin B. Ferencz, prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
and former Pace University adjunct professor of international law.
Pace University New York City students and faculty have been working hard for a nuclear weapons free world at the United Nations for the past month, as member states review the implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Kyla Korvne ’15 and Caitlin Boley ’16 both participated in a youth delegation to the conference, organized by the non-profit Ban All Nukes Generation (BANg), monitoring the conference as it met in the UN General Assembly Room and other august locations.
“I firmly believe that nuclear weapons are the number one threat to global and human security today,” said Caitlin, a political science and philosophy and religious studies double major, who has participated in Pace’s award-winning Model UN program.