Q. Trust will not be built through verification alone. It requires real dialogue and it requires rebuilding habits of cooperation.

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Trust will not be built through verification alone. It requires real dialogue and it requires rebuilding habits of cooperation. 

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Finally, any new vision needs to foster a return to the understanding that disarmament, nonproliferation and arms control are not ends in themselves – they are key measures to create a safer and more secure world. They are essential conflict prevention, reduction and resolution mechanisms that should be intrinsic to any peacemaking and peacebuilding processes 

 

Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Ensuring a Safer and more Secure World: A New Vision for Arms Control, keynote address to the Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin, 25 June 2019

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