"We have been extraordinarily lucky so far," Antonio Guterres said. "Humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation", he added.
Secretary General Guterres said the "luck" the world had enjoyed so far in avoiding a nuclear catastrophe may not last - and urged the world to renew a push towards eliminating all such weapons.
"Luck is not a strategy. Nor is it a shield from geopolitical tensions boiling over into nuclear conflict," he said.
13,000 nuclear weapons are thought to remain in service in the arsenals of the nine nuclear-armed states.
Nuclear annihilation just one miscalculation away, UN chief warns - BBC News
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