Japan

Statements at the First Committee of the General Assembly

Date Title
23 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Outer Space (disarmament aspects)
23 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
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
12 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
9 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate – Japan on behalf of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons on behalf of Non-proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
10 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
16 June, 2014 UNPoA 5th Biennial Meeting of States – Stockpile management, including physical security measures
30 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on disarmament and non-Proliferation education
29 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons
25 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 – New Zealand on behalf of Japan and others on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons – Australia on behalf of Japan and others on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
17 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
7 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
5 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 04.08.1960
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   08.06.1982
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     28.10.1988 
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016     27.06.2014 
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force   08.07.1997  
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997   15.09.1995
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   21.05.1970
ICSANT: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 07.07.2007   03.08.2007
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970   08.06.1976  
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963 15.06.1964
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 21.06.1971

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty 24.12.2014 09.05.2014
CCM: The Convention on Cluster Munitions 01.08.2010 14.07.2009
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 09.06.1982
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004 10.07.2003
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983 09.06.1982
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983 09.06.1982
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12.1998 10.06.1997
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983 09.06.1982
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998 10.06.1997
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006
The Hague Declaration (IV,3): Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets 04.09.1900   06.10.1900 
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 30.09.1998
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     09.06.1982
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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