Conference on Disarmament holds focused debate on Nuclear Disarmament

25th February 2015

The Conference on Disarmament this morning held a focused debate on nuclear disarmament, with speakers outlining national positions and measures they were taking  in support of nuclear disarmament.

Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdori of Mongolia, President of the Conference, said they would devote their meeting today to general statements on agenda items 1 and 2, with special focus on nuclear disarmament.  To advance the agenda of disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons was one of the main priorities of the Conference and substantive and focused discussion on the issue would be timely and relevant when they were preparing for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference.

Speaking in the discussion was Pakistan, United Kingdom on behalf of the P5, South Africa, Russia, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Japan, France, Algeria, United States, Iraq and Netherlands.

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[source: UNOG]