Monopoly of nuclear power techniques


A country's nuclear status is important in many ways, and the "club" closely guarded. The "Permanent Five" of the UN Security Council, with veto powers -- the USA, Russia, the UK, France and China -- are all nuclear powers. (The other 11 non-permanent member states are rotated.) A 1992 USA proposal to reform the Council to a "permanent seven", suggesting Germany and Japan as additions, was strongly resisted by France, with backing from Britain, partially on the grounds that nuclear power gives global responsibility.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
12.06.2019 – 18:08 CEST