Australia

Statements at the First Committee of the General Assembly

Date Title
30 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Other Disarmament Measures and International Security
26 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons
23 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Outer Space (disarmament aspects)
22 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Joint ad hoc meeting of the First and Fourth Committees
21 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons –  Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
20 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
12 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
21 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
8 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
28 April, 2014 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the NPT – General Debate
30 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons
28 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Outer Space
24 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on other weapons of mass destruction 
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons – Joint Statement with others on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
10 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
25 September, 2013 The Arms Trade Treaty: “Towards entry into force” High Level Event – Statement of the Arms Trade Treaty co-authors
7 October, 2010 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
6 October, 2009 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate

Disarmament and Arms Control Treaties

Weapons of Mass Destruction
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
Antarctic Treaty 23.06.1961 23.06.1961
Bangkok Treaty: Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone 27.03.1997      
BTWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction 26.03.1975   05.10.1977
CANWFZ: Treaty on the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia 21.03.2009      
CPPNM:  Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material 08.02.1987   22.09.1987   
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016   17.07.2008   
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force   09.07.1998  
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997   06.05.1994
Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare 08.02.1928     22.01.1930
 ICSANT: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 07.07.2007   16.03.2012  
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970   23.01.1973  
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963   12.11.1963
Treaty of Rarotonga: South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty 11.12.1986   11.12.1986  
Sea-Bed Treaty: Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof 18.05.1972   23.01.1973

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty  24.12.2014 03.06.2014   
CCM: The Convention on Cluster Munitions 01.08.2010 08.10.2012  
CCW: Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects 02.12.1983   29.09.1983
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004   03.12.2002
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983   29.09.1983
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983   29.09.1983
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12. 1998   22.08.1997
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983   29.09.1983
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998     22.08.1997
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006     04.01.2007
The Hague Declaration (IV,3): Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets 04.09.1900      
Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction 01.03.1999 14.01.1999  
St. Petersburg Declaration: Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight 11.12.1868  

 

Other
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ENMOD: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques 05.10.1978 07.09.1984
Treaty on Open Skies 01.01.2002
Outer Space Treaty: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies 10.10.1967 10.10.1967
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Programme of Action

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