Delegate Name: Daniel Hernanz
One of the main reasons the United Nations was founded was for “maintaining international peace and security.” This was after the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that terrorized the world, and ones which aftermath is still felt today. Just like all things in life, nuclear technology can be used for good or bad, and the existence of nuclear weapons certainly does not allow for peace to prevail. However, that does not mean that nuclear technology can’t be used for good.
The delegation of Brazil agrees with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and urges countries with nuclear weapons to only use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes because as long as nuclear weapons exist, a threat to humanity is present.
For this reason, Brazil signed a bilateral agreement with Argentina promising to only use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes in 1991, and this is also why the delegation feels it is unnecessary to implement the IAEA’s Additional Protocol on Brazil. Brazil was falsely accused of acquiring its technology for A.Q. Khan’s black market nuclear network, and because of this had to reveal its 25% more powerful centrifuges that had been developed in Brazil. The country has always had the great responsibility of keeping the Amazonian rainforest safe. This rainforest is the largest natural resource known to humanity, and Brazil could greatly benefit from further exploiting it. If Brazil has the great responsibility to keep it pristine, then it should be allowed to reach its goal of nuclear fuel independence and not reveal its completely Brazilian advanced technologies.
Nuclear technology is capable of extreme consequences, and it’s up to countries to decide whether the aftermath will be positive or negative. This is why the delegation of Brazil strongly urges countries to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes only. When a weapon capable of destroying mankind exists, it should be used to help progress it.