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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
27 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery
23 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Outer Space (disarmament aspects)
22 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
20 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
9 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
9 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
17 June, 2014 UNPoA 5th Biennial Meeting of States – Consideration of the Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument 
16 June, 2014 UNPoA 5th Biennial Meeting of States – Stockpile management, including physical security measures
29 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
25 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Chemical Weapons
18 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
8 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
7 October, 2010 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
14 October, 2009 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Disarmament

Disarmament and Arms Control Treaties

Weapons of Mass Destruction
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
Antarctic Treaty 23.06.1961 08.06.1983
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 15.11.1984
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 10.01.1989
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016 14.09.2009
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force 24.09.1996
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997 25.04.1997
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 13.07.1952
ICSANT: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 07.07.2007    8.11.2010
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970     09.03.1992
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963   18.05.1964  
Treaty of Rarotonga: South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty 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     28.02.1991

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty  24.12.2014    
CCM: The Convention on Cluster Munitions 01.08.2010      
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 07.04.1982
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004   11.08.2003
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983   07.04.1982
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983   07.04.1982
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12.1998   04.11.1998
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983   07.04.1982
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998     04.11.1998
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006     10.06.2010
The Hague Declaration (IV,3): Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets 04.09.1900   21.11.1904 
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      
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 08.06.2005
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 30.12.1983
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