New Zealand

Statements at the First Committee of the General Assembly

Date Title
28 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery
26 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons
21 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
21 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons – “Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas” 
13 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons II
20 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
8 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
30 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate: Nuclear Weapons – Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate: Nuclear Weapons
18 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate: Nuclear Weapons – Nigeria on behalf of New Zealand and others
18 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate: Nuclear Weapons – Costa Rica on behalf of New Zealand and others
11 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
5 October, 2010 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
7 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   01.11.1960  
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   13.12.1972
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     19.12.2003 
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016     18.03.2016
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force   19.03.1999  
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997   15.07.1996
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   18.03.2016  
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970   10.09.1969  
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963   10.10.1963  
Treaty of Rarotonga: South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty 11.12.1986   13.11.1986  
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   24.02.1972

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty  24.12.2014  02.09.2014  
CCM: The Convention on Cluster Munitions 01.08.2010 22.12.2009  
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   18.10.1993
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004     21.08.2007
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983   18.10.1993 
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983   18.10.1993 
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12.1998   08.01.1998
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983   18.10.1993 
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998   08.01.1998
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006     02.10.2007
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 27.01.1999  
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 31.05.1968  
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Programme of Action

United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA)

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