Organization ‘Arms’ Public With Education on International Security Threats

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Currents News Staff

Nuclear weapons is still a buzz topic in the media, especially when it comes to North Korea and the United States. 

However, in 2019 the global community is hoping for these threats to end sooner than later.

Every August 29 marks the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It was established by the United Nations in 2009 in memory of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Polygon, the main nuclear testing facility for the former Soviet Union.

Even so, the danger of nuclear tests remains an international threat.

“There is an urgent need to work for a world free of nuclear weapons, in full application of the non-Proliferation Treaty, in letter and spirit, with the goal of a complete prohibition of these weapons,” Pope Francis said. 

Nuclear weapons are inherently the most dangerous weaponry on the planet.

Currently, organizations such as the De Gasperi Foundation are studying dangers that might arise if the ghost of a nuclear war is rekindled.

The De Gasperi Foundation has been promoting the website to deepen defense contributions, especially those by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The project, entitled ‘Freedom aNATOmy’ is an educational website, containing data and interactive maps.

As Pope Francis says when he talks about the piecemeal World War III we are experiencing today, threats are not only limited to the military,” said Paolo Alli, the project’s science director. 

“They are linked to the use of economic tools, propaganda, improper use of the internet, ‘Fake News,’ cyber attacks and terrorism,” he explained. 

The Freedom aNATOmy project aims to be a tool bringing greater attention to global citizens who want to know the areas of crisis and security strategies at an international level.

The U.S. Arms Control Association estimates that currently there are 14,000 nuclear warheads circulating around the world, with 90 percent belonging to Russia and the United States. 

While a majority are for military use, nearly 5,000 are waiting to be dismantled.