Republic of Korea

Statements at the First Committee of the General Assembly

Date Title
28 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery
22 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Joint ad hoc meeting of the First and Fourth Committees
22 October, 2015 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
21 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
17 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery
8 October, 2014 UN General Assembly, First Committee – 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
25 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on other weapons of mass destruction
22 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery
21 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons
9 October, 2013 UN General Assembly, First Committee – General Debate
6 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   28.11.1986
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   25.06.1987  
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   07.04.1982   
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016   29.05.2014   
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force   24.09.1999  
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997   28.04.1997
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     04.01.1989
 ICSANT: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 07.07.2007   29.05.2014  
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970   23.04.1975  
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963   24.07.1964  
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   25.06.1987

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty  24.12.2014 03.06.2013    
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   09.05.2001
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004 13.02.2003
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983   09.05.2001
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983   09.05.2001
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12.1998   09.05.2001
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983   09.05.2001
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998  
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006   23.01.2008
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    
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 02.12.1986
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 13.10.1967
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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)

National PoA Report (latest): 2014 [English]
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