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Non-Proliferation Treaty

On Institutional Issues


61st Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

62nd Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

63rd Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

64th Session of the UN First Committee

Non-Proliferation Treaty

(Page 4, Para 19): States Parties to the NPT hope that the work done at the first, second, and third sessions of the Preparatory Committee could be used as a basis for the Review Conference. States Parties to the NPT need to intensify their efforts toward ensuring the success of the NPT Review Conference in 2010. NAM States Parties reiterate the importance of establishing subsidiary bodies to the relevant main committees of the 2010 Review Conference of the NPT for deliberating on practical steps for systematic and progressive efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons; to consider and recommend proposals on the implementation of the resolution on the Middle East adopted in the 1995 Review Extension Conference of the NPT; and to consider security assurances.

65th Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

66th Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

67th Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

68th Session of the UN First Committee

No views on "Institutional Issues" during this meeting

69th Session of the UN First Committee

Non-Proliferation Treaty

Thematic Debate "Nuclear Weapons" 

(Page 2, para 6) Compliance by the NWS with their nuclear disarmament obligations and commitments under the NPT is imperative and must not be delayed any further. Furthermore, the NWS must accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear weapons in a transparent, irreversible and internationally verifiable manner.

(Page 4, para 12) NAM State Parties to the NPT express their profound disappointment that the 2010 NPT Review Conference Action plan on the Middle East has not been implemented. This continuing delay runs contrary to the letter and spirit of the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East as well as violates the collective agreement reached at the 2010 NPT Review Conference. They strongly reject the alleged impediments for not implementing the 2010 Action plan on the Middle East and the 1995 Resolution, and call for the speedy and full implementation of these collective commitments without any further delay to avoid any additional possible negative repercussions on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime as a whole, including the effectiveness and credibility of the NPT and its 2015 Review process.

(Page 4, para 13) NAM States Parties to the NPT also emphasize that the indefinite extension of the Treaty does not imply the indefinite possession of nuclear weapons by the NWS, and that any such assumption is incompatible with the object, purpose and integrity of the Treaty, as well as with the broader objective of maintaining international peace and security.

Multilateralism

The General Debate of the First Committee

(Page 5, para 15) NAM believes that nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation are mutually reinforcing and are essential for strengthening international peace and security. Non-proliferation derives its legitimacy from the larger objective of nuclear disarmament. Pursuing non-proliferation alone while ignoring nuclear disarmament obligations is both counterproductive and unsustainable. NAM emphasizes that proliferation concerns are best addressed through multilaterally negotiated, universal, comprehensive and non-discriminatory agreements.

(Page 12, para 39) NAM remains concerned at the continuous erosion of multilateralism in the field of disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control. The Movement is determined to continue promoting multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations in these areas and as the only sustainable approach to address these issues, in accordance with the UN Charter.

Thematic Debate "Disarmament Machinery"

(Page 2, para 2) NAM remains concerned at the continuous erosion of multilateralism in the field of disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control. The Movement is determined to continue promoting multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations in these areas and as the only sustainable approach to address these issues, in accordance with the UN Charter.

70th Session of the UN First Committee

Multilateralism

Thematic Debate "Disarmament Machinery" 

(Page 2, para 2) NAM remains concerned at the continuous erosion of multilateralism in the field of disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control. The Movement is determined to continue promoting multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations in these areas and as the only sustainable approach to address these issues, in accordance with the UN Charter.

(Page 4, para 11) This year, the Movement is once again tabling the draft resolution entitled "Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and nonproliferation" and a draft decision on the "Open-ended working group on the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament". The Movement once again seeks the support of all Member States for the adoption of the aforesaid draft resolution and draft decision, without vote.

Non-Proliferation Treaty

Thematic Debate "Regional Disarmament and Security"

(Page 2, para 2) NAM States Parties to the NPT reiterate their serious concern over the two decades delay in the implementation of the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East and urge the cosponsors of the Resolution to take all necessary measures to fully implement it without any further delay.

(Page 2, para 3) NAM State Parties to the NPT reiterate their profound disappointment that the 2010 action plan on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction has not been implemented. They strongly reject the alleged impediments for not implementing the 2010 Action plan on the Middle East and the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East. This runs contrary to the letter and spirit of the 1995 Resolution which constitutes the original terms of reference of establishing this zone. It also violates the collective agreement reached at the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

(Page 2, para 4) NAM State Parties to the NPT express their profound disappointment at the fact that the conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction due to have been held in 2012 has not yet been convened, despite the consensus decision of the 2010 NPT Review Conference. The continuing delay in implementing the 2010 Action Plan runs contrary to the letter and spirit of the 1995 Resolution. It also violates the collective agreement reached at the 2010 NPT Review Conference. They stress that the 1995 NPT Extension and Review Conference Resolution on the Middle East and the 2010 NPT Review  Conference Action Plan are the basis for establishing the Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. They strongly reject the alleged impediments for not implementing the 2010 Action plan on the Middle East and the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East, and call for the speedy and full implementation of these collective commitments without any further delay to avoid any additional possible negative repercussions on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime as a whole, including the effectiveness and credibility of the NPT and its Review process.

(Page 2, para 5) Recalling the opposition expressed by the US, UK and Canada at the concluding session of the 2015 NPT Review Conference, NAM States Parties to the NPT express their disappointment that as the result of such opposition, consensus on new measures regarding the process to establish a Middle East Zone free of Nuclear Weapons and all other Weapons of Mass Destruction was not achieved. This could undermine efforts towards  strengthening NPT regime as a whole. NAM reemphasizes the special responsibility of the co-sponsor States of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East in implementation of that resolution. NAM is concerned that the persistent lack of implementation of the 1995 Resolution, contrary to the decisions made at the relevant NPT Review Conferences undermines the effectiveness and credibility of the NPT and disrupts the delicate balance between its three pillars, taking into account that the indefinite extension of the Treaty agreed at the 1995 Review Conference inextricably linked to the implementation of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East does not entail the right to indefinitely possess nuclear weapons.

(Page 3, para 6) NAM strongly supports the establishment of a zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Pending its establishment, NAM demands that Israel, the only in the region that has not joined the NPT nor declared its intention to do so, renounce any possession of nuclear weapons, accede to the NPT without precondition and further delay, and place promptly all its nuclear facilities under IAEA full-scope safeguards. NAM expresses great concern over the acquisition of nuclear capability by Israel which poses a serious and continuing threat to the security of neighbouring and other States, and condemns Israel for continuing to develop and stockpile nuclear arsenals. The Movement also calls for the total and complete prohibition of the transfer of all nuclear-related equipment, information, material and facilities, resources or devices and the extension of assistance in the nuclear related scientific or technological fields to Israel.

71th Session of the UN First Committee

Non-Proliferation Treaty

Thematic Debate "Nuclear Weapons"

(Page 4, para 10) NAM expresses concern regarding the joint statement on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by the Nuclear Weapon States issued on 15 September 2016, and rejects their assertion in that statement that their nuclear stockpile maintenance and stewardship programs are consistent with NPT and CTBT objectives.

(Page 5, para 17) NAM states Parties to the NPT regret the failure of the 9th NPT Review Conference to reach consensus on a final outcome document despite the efforts made by NAM delegations. This failure should serve as a
stimulus to work harder towards achieving nuclear disarmament, the ultimate objective of the NPT.

Multilateralism

Thematic Debate "Disarmament Machinery" 

(Page 1, para 2) NAM remains concerned at the continuous erosion of multilateralism in the field of disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control. The Movement is determined to continue promoting multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations in these areas and as the only sustainable approach to address these issues, in accordance with the UN Charter.

(Page 1, para 3) NAM underscores the importance of multilateral disarmament machinery, consisting of the Conference on Disarmament as the sole multilateral negotiating body on disarmament, the United Nations Disarmament Commission as a universal deliberative body and subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, and the First Committee. NAM stresses the importance of preserving and strengthening of the nature, role and purpose of each part of this machinery.

(Page 1, para 5) NAM reaffirms the importance of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) as the sole multilateral negotiating body on disarmament, and reiterates its call on the CD to agree by consensus on a balanced and comprehensive program of work without any further delay taking into account the security interests of all States. In this regard, the movement reaffirms the importance of the principle contained in the final document of the SSOD-I that "The adoption of disarmament measures should take place in such an equitable and balanced manner as to ensure the right of each State to security and to ensure that no individual State or group of States may obtain advantages over others at any stage". 

72th Session of the UN First Committee

Non-Proliferation Treaty

Thematic Debate "Nuclear Weapons" 

(Page 3, para 15) NAM States Parties to the NPT regret the failure of the 9th NPT Review Conference to reach consensus on a final outcome document despite the efforts made by NAM delegations, and calls upon the NWS to demonstrate political will to enable the 2020 Review Conference of the NPT to have concrete recommendations towards achieving nuclear disarmament, the ultimate objective of the NPT.

Multilateralism

Thematic debate “Outer space (disarmament aspects)”

(Page 2, para 3) NAM reaffirms its position that the elaboration of any code of conduct for outer space activities should be consistent with the respective mandate of all relevant UN bodies and should be held in the format of inclusive, transparent and consensus-based multilateral negotiations within the framework of the United Nations, based on a proper and unequivocal mandate, without specific deadlines and taking into account the interests of all States, irrespective of their level of development, in order to reach a balanced outcome that addresses the needs and reflects the concerns of all States.

(Page 2, para 4) NAM continues to reaffirm the need for a universal, comprehensive, and non-discriminatory multilateral approach toward the issue of missiles in all its aspects, negotiated multilaterally within the UN. Any initiative on this subject should take into account the security concerns of all States and their inherent right to peaceful uses of space technologies.