Global Special Weapons
- Secretary-General warns against complacency in face of nuclear threat, UN News, 20 November 2000 -- Warning that nuclear conflict remains a "very real and very terrifying possibility," Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community to overcome complacency in the face of this threat.
- Secretary-General Stresses Academy's Key Role In Promoting Nuclear Disarmament, UN Press Release, 20 November 2000 -- The address of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the conference on "The Second Nuclear Age and the Academy", delivered at John Jay College, City College of New York, on 17 November
- Improved negotiating climate marks work of Assembly's disarmament committee, UN News, 02 November 2000 -- Key resolutions adopted by the General Assembly's Disarmament and International Security Committee - known as the "First Committee" - have attracted greater support this year thanks to an improved negotiating environment, a top United Nations official said today, summing up the Committee's work at the current session.
- Press Briefing By Under-Secretary-General For Disarmament, UN Press Briefing, 02 November 2000 -- A vastly improved atmosphere had prevailed this year in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) in the afterglow of the successful adoption last May of the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and the recent postponement of the deployment of a national missile defence system, the Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala, told correspondents this afternoon at a Headquarters press briefing.
- First Committee Approves Texts Calling For Strenghthened ABM Treaty, 'New Agenda' To Achieve Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, UN Press Release, 01 November 2000 -- The General Assembly, stressing the paramount importance of full and strict compliance by the parties with the 1972 Treaty on the Limitation of Anti- Ballistic Missile Systems (ABM Treaty), would call for continued efforts to strengthen it and preserve its integrity and validity, so that it remained a cornerstone in maintaining global strategic stability, according to one of two draft resolutions on nuclear weapons approved this morning by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Draft Resolution On 'Path To Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons' Approved By First Committee, As It Concludes Current Session, UN Press Release, 01 November 2000 -- The General Assembly would stress the central importance of taking practical steps to implement the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), including early signature and ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) by all States, as well as a moratorium on nuclear-weapon-test explosions or any other explosions pending its entry into force, according to a draft resolution entitled "a path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons", which was one of six texts approved this afternoon by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), as it concluded its work for the current session.
- Promotion of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status Of Southern Hemisphere Called For In Draft Resolution Approved By First Committee, UN Press Release, 31 October 2000 -- The General Assembly would call upon signatories to nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties, in order to pursue the goals envisaged in such treaties and to promote the nuclear-weapon-free status of the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas, to explore and implement further ways and means of cooperation among themselves and their treaty agencies, according to one of five draft texts approved this morning by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Press Briefing On Disarmament Affairs, UN Press Release, 25 October 2000 -- At a Headquarters press briefing today, sponsored by the Department for Disarmament Affairs, a group of interested parties discussed issues currently before the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- First Committee Hears Introduction of Seven Additional Draft Resolutions; Will Begin Acting On Disarmament Texts 25 October, UN Press Release, 23 October 2000 -- The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) heard the introduction of seven draft resolutions today, including texts on nuclear disarmament and the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, as it concluded the second stage of its work. Action on all draft texts will begin on Wednesday, 25 October.
- Four Draft Resolutions Introduced In Disarmament Committtee, Including Text Calling For Expert Report On Missiles, UN Press Release, 20 October 2000 -- One of four draft resolutions introduced this afternoon in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) would have the General Assembly ask the Secretary-General to prepare a report, with the assistance of a panel of governmental experts, on the issue of missiles in all its aspects for consideration at the next Assembly session. The draft resolution was introduced by the representative of Iran.
- Disarmament Committee Hears Introduction of Five Draft Resolutions, Including Text On Assurances For Non-Nuclear-Weapon States, UN Press Release, 20 October 2000 -- The General Assembly would reaffirm the urgent need to reach an early agreement on effective assurances to non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, while acknowledging the difficulties in evolving a common approach, according to one of five draft resolutions introduced this morning in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Draft Resolution On Steps To Prevent Accidental Use of Nuclear Weapons Among 13 Texts Introduced In Disarmament Committee, UN Press Release, 19 October 2000 -- The General Assembly would call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, according to one of 13 draft resolutions introduced this morning in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Texts On Chemical Weapons Convention, Non-Proliferation Treaty Introduced In Disarmament Committee, UN Press Release, 16 October 2000 -- The General Assembly would urge all States parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) to meet in full and on time their obligations under the Convention and to support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in its implementation activities, according to one of two draft resolutions introduced this afternoon in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- Test-Ban Monitoring System, Nuclear-Weapon-Free Middle East, Among Issues Discussed In First Committee General Debate, UN Press Release, 12 October 2000 -- The earth shook on 29 July as the last nuclear-weapon test grove in Kazakhstan was put out of action, that country's representative told the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) this afternoon, as it continued its general debate.
- Collective Security, Rising Security Risks, Nuclear-Free Middle East Among Issues Discussed, As First Committee Continues General Debate, UN Press Release, 09 October 2000 -- With separate regions no longer fragmenting the collective security of today's world, international peace and security must be pursued at both the regional and international levels, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) was told this morning, as it continued its general debate.
- Treaty On Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Focus Of Discussion, As Disarmament Committee Continues General Debate, UN Press Release, 06 October 2000 -- In the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) this morning, two countries that have not acceded to the 1967 Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) - India and Cuba - said that, while many countries believed the 2000 Review Conference of the Treaty had been a success, the NPT's discriminatory provisions had legitimized the possession of nuclear weapons, rather than curb their proliferation.
- Nuclear Safeguards System, Guarantees Against Use of Nuclear Weapons Discussed In Continued Disarmament Committee General Debate, UN Press Release, 06 October 2000 -- Humankind had suffered the ravages of two world wars; it could not withstand a third, the representative of Kuwait told the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) this afternoon, as it continued its general debate.
- Conference On Disarmament Concludes Second Part of 2000 Session, UN Press Release, 06 July 2000 -- The Conference on Disarmament this morning concluded the second part of its 2000 session with its President warning that the continued paralysis of the forum would erode confidence in the future of disarmament and non-proliferation.
- Proliferation of Small Arms, Light Weapons And Landmines Taken Up In Disarmament Commission Debate, UN Press Release, 27 June 2000 -- Concern over the proliferation of and illicit trafficking in small arms, light weapons and landmines was one of the dominant themes as the Disarmament Commission concluded its general debate this afternoon.
- Five Nuclear-Weapon Powers Should Launch Comprehensive, Phased Disarmament Programme, Disarmament Commission Told, UN Press Release, 26 June 2000 -- The five nuclear-weapon Powers should launch a comprehensive, forward-based, phased disarmament programme without artificial delays or other tactics, the representative of the Russian Federation told the Disarmament Commission this afternoon, as it continued its general debate.
- Disarmament Commission Opens 2000 Substantive Session, UN Press Release, 26 June 2000 -- A nuclear doctrine had recently evolved into a multiplicity of what were called "minimum nuclear deterrence" strategies, the Disarmament Commission was told this morning as it began its first 2000 substantive session.
- China, Colombia And Finland Address Conference On Disarmament, As Conference President Continues Consultations, UN Press Release, 22 June 2000 -- The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard statements from China and Finland in which they outlined their priorities concerning the work of the Conference and urged agreement on a programme of work.
- Conference On Disarmament Concludes First Part of Year 2000 Session; Speakers Decry Continuing Stalemate On Starting Substantive Work, UN Press Release, 24 March 2000 -- The Conference on Disarmament completed this morning the first part of its 2000 session with Member States expressing concern about the forum's continued inability to reach agreement on a work programme.
- Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Norway Address Conference On Disarmament, UN Press Release, 10 March 2000 -- The Conference on Disarmament today heard addresses from the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Norway who, among other issues, spoke of the importance of nuclear disarmament and non- proliferation.
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONTINUES DISCUSSION ON PROGRAMME OF WORK IN INFORMAL OPEN-ENDED CONSULTATIONS Press Release DCF/388 - 4 February 2000 -- The Conference on Disarmament this morning held a brief plenary following which informal open-ended consultations continued in order to break the stalemate on the programme of work of the Conference.
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION HOLDS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, WILL HOLD SUBSTANTIVE SESSION 26 JUNE-7 JULY Press Release DC/2678 - 15 February 2000 -- The Disarmament Commission, which is a specialized deliberative body, decided last year to consider two disarmament items instead of three, on nuclear disarmament and conventional weapons.
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION FAILS TO AGREE TO SUBSTANTIVE ITEMS FOR INCLUSION IN PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF NEXT SESSION Press Release DC/2672 -- 2 December 1999 -- The Disarmament Commission, at an organizational meeting this morning, was unable to decide on the substantive items to be considered at its next session. The meeting failed to adopt the provisional agenda for the session, or decide on the dates of the session, or elect the members of its Bureau.
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH 1972 ABM TREATY, AS IT ADOPTS 51 DISARMAMENT, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY TEXTS Press Release GA/9675 - 1 December 1999 -- By a vote of 111 in favour to 13 against, with 39 abstentions, the Assembly adopted, for the second time, a resolution entitled, "Towards a nuclear-weapon- free world: the need for a new agenda". It called for the examination of ways and means to diminish the role of nuclear weapons in security policies, so as to enhance strategic stability, facilitate the process of the elimination of those weapons, and contribute to international confidence and security.
- NUCLEAR-WEAPON STATES’ POSITION ON TOTAL ABOLITION OF ATOMIC ARMS CALLED `UNACCEPTABLE POSTURING’ BY INDONESIA Press Release GA/SPD/174 -- 10 November 1999 -- It was regrettable that spending for destructive capabilities far outweighed investment in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) was told this afternoon as it began its general debate on the effects of atomic radiation.
- DRAFT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 1972 ABM TREATY APPROVED IN DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE BY VOTE OF 54-4-73 Press Release GA/DIS/3161 -- 5 November 1999 -- The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) met this morning to continue taking action on disarmament and security-related draft decisions. It was also expected to hear the introduction of revised drafts on: creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East (document A/C.1/54/L.7/Rev.1).
- INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ADVISORY OPINION ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS SUBJECT OF ONE OF NINE DRAFT TEXTS APPROVED IN FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3160 - 4 November 1999 -- The General Assembly would once again underline the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that an obligation existed to conclude negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control, according to one of eight draft resolutions and one draft decision approved this morning by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- FIRST COMMITTEE APPROVES 11 DRAFT RESOLUTIONS, ONE DECISION ON WIDE RANGE OF DISARMAMENT MEASURES Press Release GA/DIS/3158 -- 1 November 1999 -- The General Assembly would reaffirm its decision, with a view to the further development of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, to keep the scope of and participation in the Register under review, by the terms of one of 11 draft resolutions and one draft decision approved this afternoon in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOULD CALL FOR STEPS TO PREVENT OUTER SPACE ARMS RACE, IN ONE OF SIX RESOLUTIONS APPROVED BY DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3157 -- 1 November 1999 -- Under the terms of a nuclear-weapon-related text on security assurances to non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, approved by a recorded vote of 77 in favour to none against, with 50 abstentions, the Assembly would appeal to all States, especially the nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach, and in particular, on a common formula that could be included in an international instrument of a legally binding nature.
- DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ON REGIONAL DISARMAMENT, NUCLEAR WEAPON ELIMINATION, ASIA/PACIFIC CENTRE, SMALL ARMS INTRODUCED IN FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3155 - 28 October 1999 - The asymmetries in conventional defence capabilities could, in turn, lead to the search for non-conventional means of self-defence and deterrence, the representative of Pakistan said, as he introduced a draft resolution on regional disarmament this morning in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- DRAFT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR REVIEW OF NUCLEAR DOCTRINES ONE OF THIRTEEN TEXTS INTRODUCTED IN FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3154 - 27 October 1999 - The General Assembly would call for a review of nuclear doctrines and in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, according to one of 12 draft resolutions and one draft decision introduced this afternoon in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
- FIRST COMMITTEE DRAFT TEXT, INTRODUCED BY NEW ZEALAND, CALLS FOR ‘NEW AGENDA’ IN NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Press Release GA/DIS/3153 - 26 October 1999 -- One of seven draft resolutions introduced today, the text, entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda”, would have the General Assembly call upon the nuclear-weapon States to make an unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the speedy and total elimination of their nuclear arsenals and to engage in an accelerated process of negotiations.
- NEGOTIATIONS ON CONVENTION TO PROHIBIT USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS CALLED FOR IN TEXT INTRODUCED IN DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3152 - 25 October 1999 -- The General Assembly would reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to begin negotiating an international agreement banning the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances, according to one of five draft resolutions introduced this morning in the First Committee.
- DESPITE TEST-BAN REJECTION, COMMITMENT TO ARMS CONTROL 'UNWAVERING', UNITED STATES TELLS FIRST COMMITTEE, AS GENERAL DEBATE CONCLUDES 20 October 1999 Press Release GA/DIS/3149 -- As the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) concluded its disarmament and security debate this morning, the representative of the United States told the Committee that, despite the recent Senate rejection of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), his country’s commitment to arms control and non-proliferation was “unwavering”, adding that “we will complete the task of bringing the Treaty into force”.
- TEST-BAN TREATY CROWNED 40-YEAR EFFORT TO HALT TEST EXPLOSIONS, DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE TOLD 19 October 1999 Press Release GA/DIS/3148 -- In order for the Comprehensive-Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) to fulfil its promise of enhancing international peace and security, as many States as possible must sign and ratify it without delay, thereby pledging their trust in the Treaty’s ability to detect clandestine nuclear testing and deter possible violations
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT PRESIDENT, SPEAKING TO FIRST COMMITTEE, DESCRIBES 'DISAPPOINTING' OUTCOME TO 1999 CONFERENCE SESSION Press Release GA/DIS/3147 -- 18 October 1999 -- In a disappointing outcome, differences among Member States on how to deal with the issues of nuclear disarmament and the prevention of an arms race in outer space had ultimately and regrettably prevented agreement on a comprehensive programme of work in the Conference on Disarmament.
- INDIA EMPHASIZES COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, AS FIRST COMMITTEE CONTINUES DISARMAMENT DEBATE Press Release GA/DIS/3145 -- 15 October 1999
- TEST-BAN REJECTION BY UNITED STATES PROMPTS DISTRESS, ALARM, BOLIVIA TELLS DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3144 14 October 1999
- RUSSIAN FEDERATION WARNS OF RETURN TO ‘COLD WAR’ DIALOGUE, AS FIRST COMMITTEE CONTINUES DISARMAMENT DEBATE Press Release GA/DIS/3142 -- 13 October 1999
- WITHOUT NUCLEAR-TEST BAN, ‘FLOODGATES’ TO NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION OPEN, MYANMAR TELLS DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3141 -- 12 October 1999
- DISARMAMENT DEBATE BEGINS 11 OCTOBER AMID GROWING CONCERN ABOUT NUCLEAR ARMS RACE, RELIANCE ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS Press Release GA/DIS/3139 - 8 October 1999 - The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) debate will be shaped by significant events of the past year, including: the delayed entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT); the testing and development by several countries – notably, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India and Pakistan -- of longer-range missiles, upon which nuclear warheads could be fitted; and the development of missile defences.
- Text: UN Background Paper on Disarmament Debate to Begin October 11 USIA 08 October -- The United Nations released October 8 a Background Paper setting thescene for the start of the Debate on Disarmament that will begin inthe First Committee on Monday, October 11.
- GROUP OF NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES PROPOSES CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT ESTABLISH FOUR AD HOC COMMITTEES 4 February 1999 Press Release
DCF/358 -- Committees Would Negotiate Nuclear Disarmament, Fissile Material, Negative Security Arrangements, Prevention of Arms Race in Space
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT ADOPTS AGENDA FOR 1999 SESSION 21 January 1999 Press Release DCF/353 -- The Conference on Disarmament this morning adopted the agenda for its 1999 session, which was the same as its agenda for the 1998 session.
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEPLORES SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR TESTS, AS IT ACTS ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/9526-- 4 December 1998 -- Adopts 48 Resolutions, 1 Decision, On Wide Range of Disarmament, International Security Issues
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION HOLDS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Press Release DC/2621 2 December 1998
- URGENT STEPS TO REDUCE RISK OF ACCIDENTAL USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS CALLED FOR IN DRAFT TEXT APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE 13 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3135
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOULD STRONGLY DEPLORE SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR TESTS UNDER TERMS OF DRAFT TEXT APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE CORRECTION 13 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3134/C1
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOULD STRONGLY DEPLORE SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR TESTS UNDER TERMS OF DRAFT TEXT APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE 12 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3134 -- Resolution Approved by Recorded Vote of 98-6-31; Committee Votes to Take No Action on Four Proposed Amendments
- SECOND UN CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT ISSUES TO BE HELD IN NAGASAKI, 24 TO 27 NOVEMBER 12 November 1998 Press Release DC/2618
- UNITED STATES, RUSSIAN FEDERATION URGED TO CONTINUE NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT EFFORTS, IN DRAFT RESOLUTION APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3133 -- 12 November 1998
- ISRAEL'S FAILURE TO ACCEDE TO NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY SUBJECT OF DRAFT RESOLUTION APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3131 -- 9 November 1998
- INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT ON SECURITY FOR NON-NUCLEAR-WEAPON STATES SUBJECT OF TEXT APPROVED BY DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE Press Release GA/DIS/3130 -- 6 November 1998
- MEASURES CALLED FOR IN FIRST COMMITTEE TEXT Press Release GA/DIS/3129 -- 5 November 1998 -- The Assembly would call upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the peaceful use of outer space and to the prevention of an outer space arms race, according to a draft resolution approved by a recorded vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Argentina, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) (Annex IX).
- DRAFT RESOLUTION ON NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE APPROVED BY DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 4 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3128 -- Texts Also Approved on Nuclear Disarmament, Ottawa Convention, Objective Information on Military Matters
- NEGOTIATIONS ON CONVENTION PROHIBITING NUCLEAR-WEAPON USE CALLED FOR IN TEXT APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE 3 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3127 -- Resolutions Concerning Biological and Chemical Weapons, Radioactive Waste, Regional Arms Control, Small Arms Traffic Also Approved
- ASSEMBLY CALLS ON IRAQ TO COOPERATE WITH IAEA, STRESSES NEED FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY BY IRAQ 2 November 1998 Press Release GA/9494 -- The Assembly urged all States to cooperate fully in carrying out the Agency's work, in promoting the use of nuclear energy, to strengthen the safety of nuclear installations, and to provide technical cooperation assistance
for developing countries.
- DRAFT TEXT CALLING FOR REVIEW OF NUCLEAR DOCTRINES, INTRODUCED IN DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 2 November 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3126 -- Eleven Other Drafts Introduced Concerning, among Others, Nuclear Testing, Middle East, Regional Disarmament, Small Arms in Africa
- FIVE ADDITIONAL DISARMAMENT DRAFT RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED IN FIRST COMMITTEE 30 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3125 -- Texts Concern Small Arms Traffic, Practical Disarmament, Transparency in Armaments, Disarmament Conference, Mediterranean Security
- DRAFT RESOLUTION ON BILATERAL NUCLEAR ARMS NEGOTIATIONS INTRODUCED BY UNITED STATES IN FIRST COMMITTEE 30 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3124 -- Texts Also Introduced on Fissile Material, Middle East, Register of Conventional Arms, Military Expenditures, Information Programme
- TEN DISARMAMENT DRAFT RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED IN FIRST COMMITTEE 29 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3123 -- Global Nuclear Weapons Reductions, Nuclear Weapons Convention, Central Asia Nuclear-Free-Zone among
- EIGHT DISARMAMENT DRAFT RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED IN FIRST COMMITTEE 28 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3122 -- Texts Address, Among Others, Information Security, Security Assurances to Non-Nuclear-Weapon States,
Conference on Small Arms
- DRAFT RESOLUTION AIMING FOR 'NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE WORLD' INTRODUCED IN DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 27 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3121 -- Nuclear-Weapon States Say Text Fails to Recognize Disarmament Progress; Chemical Weapons, Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Among Six Other Texts Introduced
- PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR TESTS ATTEMPT TO RESTORE MUTUAL DETERRENCE, PAKISTAN TELLS DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 20 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3115 -- Says India's Tests Provocation, Pakistan's Tests a Reaction; Nine Other Speakers Address Committee in Continued General Debate
- CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION VERIFICATION MECHANISM 'EARNING ITS PLACE' IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY, DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE TOLD 19 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3114 -- Director-General of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Says Inspections Proceed Steadily, Apprehension Gives Way to Mutual Confidence
- 'GLOBAL DEMILITARIZATION FUND' SHOULD AID CONVENTIONAL ARMS CONTROL EFFORTS, DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE TOLD 16 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3113 -- Small Arms Trafficking Contributes to 'Culture of Violence' Says Belarus; Other Speakers Stress Global Action, Financial Assistance to Combat Arms Trade
- 'BARBARIC' USE OF LANDMINES, PROLIFERATION OF SMALL ARMS HIGHLIGHTED IN DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE DEBATE 16 October 1998 Press Release
GA/DIS/3112 -- Benin, Citing Risks to Children, Appeals for Ottawa Convention Adherence; Some Speakers Resist Total Mine Ban, Reserving Legitimate Use in Self-Defence
- COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY 'MAJOR MILESTONE', BUT SOUTH ASIA TESTS WARN OF COMPLACENCY, FIRST COMMITTEE TOLD 15 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3111 -- Confidence Expressed in Evolving Nuclear Test Verification Regime; Proposed Treaty on Fissile Material Also Discussed in Continued General Debate
- FOURTH COMMITTEE BEGINS CONSIDERATION OF EFFECTS OF ATOMIC RADIATION 14 October 1998 Press Release GA/SPD/138 -- Sixty-seven nuclear-weapon tests were carried out in the Marshall Islands over 12 years without the population
knowing the true extent of personal injuries and environmental damage caused by the nuclear blasts, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) was told this afternoon as it began its consideration of the effects of atomic radiation.
- 'MUSHROOM CLOUDS IN SOUTH ASIA' MUST SHARPEN WORLD'S FOCUS ON NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION DANGERS, UNITED STATES TELLS FIRST COMMITTEE 14 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3110 -- India Cites Failures of Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation Regime; Nine Others Address Committee in Continuing Disarmament General Debate
- NUCLEAR TESTS BY INDIA, PAKISTAN UNDERMINED NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME, JAPAN TELLS DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 13 October 1998 Press Release GA/DIS/3109 -- Australia Acknowledges Threat of Testing, but Highlights Recent Disarmament Achievements, As General Debate Continues
- GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT MUST REMAIN AT TOP OF UNITED NATIONS AGENDA, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE 12 October 1998
Press Release GA/DIS/3107 -- Kofi Annan Stresses Link between Disarmament And Development, Says 'Conflict Is Worst Enemy of Development Everywhere'
- IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE CONCLUDES IN VIENNA ADDITIONAL RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED 28 September 1998 Press Release IAEA/1327
- IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE CONCLUDES IN VIENNA STATES BACK STRONGER PROGRAMMES 25 September 1998 Press Release IAEA/1326
- NON-PROLIFERATION, NUCLEAR SAFETY VITAL IAEA TASKS, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS AGENCY'S GENERAL CONFERENCE 21 September 1998 Press Release SG/SM/6708 IAEA/1325
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONCLUDES 1998 SESSION 10 September 1998 Press Release DCF/350
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION CONCLUDES SESSION WITHOUT AGREEMENT ON ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON DISARMAMENT 28 April 1998 - Press Release DC/2606 -- Agrees to Continue Work on Conventional Arms Guidelines, Establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, at 1999 Session.
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION HEARS PROGRESS REPORTS BY CHAIRMAN OF WORKING GROUPS 20 April 1998 Press Release DC/2604
- Disarmament Conference adopts programme of work, breaking political deadlock UNITED NATIONS REPORT Thursday, 26 March 1998 -- The Conference established a committee to work to assure non-nuclear weapon States against the use or
threat of use of nuclear weapons. The Conference also decided to deal with: the prevention of an arms race in outer space; a comprehensive programme of disarmament; and
transparency in armaments.
- [EXCERPTS] ACDA DIRECTOR HOLUM REMARKS TO CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Geneva -- A key U.S. arms control official has urged members of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) to begin negotiating two important arms control treaties -- the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty and a ban on anti-personnel landmines. 15 May 1997
- [EXCERPTS] HOLUM MAY 15 NEWS CONFERENCE IN GENEVA Geneva -- John Holum, director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, says the United States strongly believes the time is ripe for the CD to begin negotiating a ban on the production of fissile materials used in nuclear weapons and a ban on anti-personnel landmines. But the work of the conference has become "immobilized by the concept of linkage," Holum said, in apparent reference to demands from India, Pakistan, and other non-aligned states that the CD also begin negotiations on nuclear disarmament.
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION CONCLUDES 1997 SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS, 21 APRIL - 13 MAY Press Release DC/2586 13 May 1997
- [EXCERPTS] CONTRIBUTION OF NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONES TO DISARMAMENT HIGHLIGHTED IN DISARMAMENT COMMISSION 22 April 1997 Press Release DC/2580. The contribution new nuclear-weapon-free zones could make towards disarmament efforts was highlighted this morning in the Disarmament Commission, as it discussed nuclear disarmament,
limitations on conventional weapons and the upcoming fourth General Assembly session on disarmament.
- The Road to a Nuclear Weapons Free World: Treaties, Materials, and Verification Issues IEER/INESAP/WSLF Symposium New York City, UN Headquaters, April 11, 1997, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. "IEER, INESAP and WSLF are holding jointly a Symposium on April 11 in the UN Headquarters. We hope to attract delegations to the NPT PrepCom as well as participants of the many NGOs which will be in New York for the next two weeks."
- U-N/DISARMAMENT THE U-N DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE ENDED ITS SIX-WEEK WINTER SESSION IN GENEVA THURSDAY, IN COMPLETE DEADLOCK OVER THE QUESTION OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. V-O-A'S DOUGLAS ROBERTS REPORTS THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY PARALYZED BY DEMANDS FROM NON-ALIGNED NATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW FORUM TO NEGOTIATE THE COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Voice of America 3/27/97
- LEDOGAR'S FAREWELL REMARKS TO CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT
21 March 1997
- DISARMAMENT CONFRENCE SHOULD WORK TOWARDS BAN ON FISSILE MATERIAL, SAYS SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER GENEVA, 11 March (UN Information Service) -- The Conference on Disarmament should start negotiations on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear-explosive devices, the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Lena Hjelm-Wallén, said this morning. 14 March 1997 Press Release DCF/291
- Cooperative Policies for Preventing and Controlling the Spread of Missiles and Nuclear Weapons - Policies and Perspectives in Southern Asia Nomos-Verlagsgesellschaft, 1996, 321 pp., paperback, 48.-- DM, ISBN 3-7890-4539-X -- Otfried Ischebeck/Götz Neuneck (Editors) Missiles and nuclear weapons have now been developed and introduced into the regional security framework of Southern Asia. Scholars from Pakisatn, India, China, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States have contributed to this book.
- [EXCERPTS] CYPRUS CALLS FOR WORK ON 'CUT-OFF' TREATY AND LAND-MINE BAN IN DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE; MEXICO URGES 'HIGHEST PRIORITY' FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Conference Hears Message on Occasion of International Women's Day, Press Release DCF/290, 7 March 1997
- Call for Papers - Unseen Proliferation: Modern Technology and Instability Paul T. Mitchell - Centre for Foreign Policy Studies - Dalhousie University. Papers of 8,000 - 10,000 words must be submitted by June.
- [EXCERPTS] DO LESS WRANGLING AND MORE NEGOTIATING, NEW ZEALAND FOREIGN MINISTER TELLS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Polish Deputy Minister Urges against 'Linkages'; Indonesia Charges "Recalcitrant Attitude" of Some against Nuclear Disarmament. Press Release DCF/288, 24 February 1997
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONTINUES DEBATE ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME UN Press Release DC/2575, 7 February 1997
- [EXCERPT] DCF/284 WEAPONS DO NOT CAUSE WAR, BUT EXCESS OF ARMS BREEDS MISTRUST, HEIGHTENS TENSIONS AND LEADS TO CONFLICT, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE Text of the statement to be delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Press Release SG/SM/6151 29 January 1997
- DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE HEARS FURTHER CALLS FOR BANS ON LAND-MINES AND FISSILE MATERIALS, ESTABLISHMENT OF NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Press Release DCF/283, 24 January 1997
- U-N / DISARMAMENT Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209129, GENEVA, DOUGLAS ROBERTS, 1/23/97
- FIRST PART OF 1997 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS WITH NO AGREEMENT YET ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME 22 January 1997 Press Release DCF/282 - Italian Foreign Minister Calls for Negotiations of Treaties To Ban Production of Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons, Anti-Personnel Land-Mines
- FIRST PART OF 1997 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS WITH NO AGREEMENT YET ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME UN Press Release DCF/282 22 January 1997
- U-N / DISARMAMENT Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209021, GENEVA, DOUGLAS ROBERTS, 1/21/97
- MIDDLE EAST NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE SUBJECT OF FIRST COMMITTEE DRAFT TEXTS Committee Also Approves Drafts on Chemical Weapons, Proposed Fourth Special Session of General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament Press Release GA/DIS/3075 18 November 1996
- DIRECTOR-GENERAL TELLS ASSEMBLY OF EVER-WIDENING ROLE OF IAEA IN VERIFYING NUCLEAR ARMS CONTROL AGREEMENTS Debate Begins on Agency's 1995 Report; Speakers Voice Concern Over Nuclear Activities of Iraq, Democratic People's Republic of Korea Press Release GA/9143 28 October 1996
- RACE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT SHOULD BECOME AS RELENTLESS AS WAS NUCLEAR ARMS RACE, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS Press Release GA/DIS/3052
14 October 1996
- STATES ADOPT RESOLUTIONS TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL
SAFEGUARDS AND GLOBAL NUCLEAR COOPERATION Press Release IAEA/1309 24 September 1996
- Strengthening the Effectiveness and Improving the Efficiency of the Safeguards System Report by the IAEA Director General to the General Conference GC(40)/17 23 August 1996
- Measures Against Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear Materials and Other Radioactive Sources Report by the IAEA Director General to the General Conference GC(40)/15 20 August 1996
- TEXTS ON PREVENTION OF OUTER SPACE ARMS RACE, ILLICIT ARMS
TRANSFER, AMONG DRAFTS APPROVED BY FIRST COMMITTEE 15 November 1995
- FOURTH COMMITTEE APPROVES DRAFT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR PREVENTION OF ARMS RACE IN OUTER SPACE 09 November 1995
- VERIFICATION IN ALL ITS ASPECTS, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE FIELD OF VERIFICATION Report of the Secretary-General A/50/377 22 September 1995 [333k!!]
- S/1995/599: SG letter of 11 July on nuclear materials (19 July 1995)
- Confronting the Proliferation Danger: The Role of the UN Security Council, A Report of the UNA-USA Project on the Security Council and Nonproliferation Nonproliferation Analysis Volume I, Issue 1, Summer 1995
- SUPPLEMENT TO AN AGENDA FOR PEACE: POSITION PAPER OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS A/50/60 S/1995/1 3 January 1995
- THE IAEA'S ROLE IN NUCLEAR ARMS CONTROL: ITS EVOLUTION AND FUTURE PROSPECTS by Roland Timerbaev and Susan Welsh The Nonproliferation Review: Spring-Summer 1994, Volume 1 - Number 3
- Seminar on "The Current and Future Safeguards Role of the IAEA: Challenges and Opportunities" Welcoming Address by Dr. Hans Blix, Director General Vienna, Austria 27 January 1994
- Non-Proliferation: Past, Present and Future Address of IAEA Director General at the International Conference Nuclear Technology and Politics Rjukan, Norway 17 June 1993
- Is the Safeguards System still Efficient? Hans Blix Director General International Atomic Energy Agency - Deutsches Atomforum Jahrestagung Kerntechnik '93 - Koeln, Germany 25 May 1993
- Prospects of Multilateralism in the Non-Proliferation Regime Hans Blix
Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency Bonn, Germany April 1993
- Lessons of Iraq European Strategy Group and Aspen Strategy Group Conference on Proliferation in the 1990s Address by IAEA Director General Hans Blix Rome, Italy 28 October 1992
- Coping with Nuclear Danger in a Post-Cold War World
Address by IAEA Director General Hans Blix on the IAEA's Safeguards and Verification Role to the Council on Foreign Relations New York, NY, USA 20 October 1992
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