Press Releases

    5 September 2005

    Secretary-General Saddened at Death of Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat

    NEW YORK, 2 September (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Joseph Rotblat, the scientist, veteran disarmament campaigner and Nobel Peace Laureate.  In a long life, Mr. Rotblat went from working on the nuclear bomb to founding the Pugwash conference, and continued for the rest of his days to champion the principle of scientists taking responsibility for their inventions.  He leaves a legacy of inspiration and courage to his many friends and colleagues around the world.

    * *** *