Position Paper General Assembly First Committee

Topics: United Nations, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear weapon Pages: 4 (1026 words) Published: June 10, 2013
Delegation From Represented by Belarus Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy

Position Paper for the General Assembly First Committee

The issues before the General Assembly First Committee are: Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control; Regulating Information and Telecommunication Technology in the Context of Security; Combating the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects. The Belarus delegation would like to convey its gratitude being elected as a member of the General Assembly First Committee.

I. Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

As a member of the United Nations, Belarus has already affirmed its compliance with the inclusion of women in disarmament efforts. In addition the Republic of Belarus has repeatedly expressed its commitment to support non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements. The clearest, not the only, practical step was our voluntary rejection of nuclear weapons and destruction of a large number of artillery pieces and military technical equipment since 1990.

The Republic of Belarus recognizes that the role of women in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control should be further developed as required on the resolution A/RES/67/48. Belarus shall request to pay attention at the importance of strengthening the existing multilateral instruments through the universal ratification of the four point plan Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CCPNM) and the Hague Code of Conduct  against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC). In addition, as a Member State of the United Nations, Belarus declares the intention to pursue a women participation in this programme, being sure...
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