A plea for President Obama’s new initiative in favor of a United Nations Ethics Summit
2016, 1, 7
President Obama’s vision for the World without Nuclear Weapons is in
need of his new initiative in favor of a United Nations Ethics Summit.
・We need to bear in mind that the lack of ethics and responsibility is
inherent in the use of nuclear energy. This is shown by the problem of
the disposal of nuclear waste and the risks of nuclear weapons. The
deeply-rooted cause of the crisis confronting mankind is the
universally prevalent lack of ethics.
・The world has much to learn from Japan’s experience. We need a new
international system that obliges all the governments struck by a
nuclear disaster to dedicate maximum efforts to solve the crisis and to
mobilize human wisdom on the widest possible scope.
・Fukushima has shown that the existence of a nuclear reactor itself
constitutes a security problem. Consequently, it is necessary to
strengthen international control over the safety of about 440 reactors
in the world. Moreover, we should establish international control over
the nuclear policies of those countries concerned and their systems of
・A new international system is needed to minimize the consequences of
nuclear accidents. Fukushima is revealing the limitations of a
government facing a national crisis, its longevity being but of several
years. Nuclear accidents have shown necessity of coping with their
consequences semi- permanently.
・There is an interdependent relationship between global ethics,
maternal civilization, and true denuclearization, both civilian and
military. The UN Ethics Summit is its necessary precursor.
・Ｔhe UN Ethics Summit is the beginning of the establishment of a global ethical system.