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Statements 2015

Part One: 19 January–27 March
Part Two: 25 May–10 July
Part Three: 3 August–18 September

Part one

19 March - CD Informal Civil Society Forum
Acting Secretary-general of the CD, Mr. Michael Møller
United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon  

Panel 1: Nuclear disarmament
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Roland
South Africa, Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty
PAX, Ms. Susi Snyder
World Council of Churches, Mr. Jonathan Frerichs 


Panel 2: Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons 

Canada, Ms. Kelly Anderson
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
International Panel on Fissile Materials, Dr. Zia Mian
Foundation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Mr. Camille Grand 

Panel 3: Negative security assurances
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Germany, Ambassador Michael Biontino
Mayors for Peace, Mr. Aaron Tovish
Civil society advocate on disarmament issues, Mr. Hector Guerra  

Panel 4: Prevention of an arms race in outer space
Russian Federation, Mr. Andrey Malov
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast
Observer Research Foundation, Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Reaching Critical Will of WILPF, Ms. Gabriella Irsten  

Panel 5: The Way Forward
Mexico, Ambassador Jorge Lomonaco
United States, Mr. Christopher Buch
Reaching Critical Will of WILPF, Ms. Mia Gandenberger
Chatham House, Dr. Patricia Lewis 

10 March
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ms. Mia Gandenberger
G21, delivered by Egypt
Pakistan
South Africa
China 
Algeria 
France 
United States 
United Kingdom
Iran
Myanmar 
India 
Ethiopia 
Brazil 
New Zealand 
Kazakhstan
Russian Federation

9 March
Finland, Mr. Erkki TUOMIOJA, Minister for Foreign Affairs
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Pakistan
Belarus
France
Italy, Ambassador Vinicio Mati
China 
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma 
Indonesia 

5 March
Mongolia, Mr. Lundeg Purevsuren, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Iraq, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Colombia, Mr. Francisco Echeverri Lara, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs
Ukraine 
Russian Federation 
Ukraine 
Russian Federation 
Ukraine
Russian Federation 

4 March
Morning
Kazakhstan, Mr. Erlan Idrissov, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Costa Rica, Mr. Manuel González Sanz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Republic of Korea, Mr. Cho Tae-yul, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Latvia, Mr. Edgars Rinkevics, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Republic of Korea

Afternoon
Ireland, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Italy, Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Chile, Mr. Edgardo Riveros, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
 

3 March
Morning
Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Mr. Ri Su Yong, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Germany, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Austria, Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
SpainMr. Ignacio Ybáñez Rubio, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom, Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
CubaMr. Bruno Rodriquez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Japan, Mr. Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Russian Federation
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Canada, Ms. Kelly Anderson
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano
Germany, Mr. Volker Böhm
Russian Federation
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Afternoon
Georgia, Ms. Tamar Beruchashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Myanmar, Mr. Thant Kyaw, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mexico, Mr. Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs 
Russian Federation 
Georgia 
President of the Convention’s Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, Ambassador Bertrand de Crombrugghe of Belgium 
Russian Federation 

2 March
Morning
Russian FederationMr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Algeria, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sweden, Ms. Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Netherlands, Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Argentina, Mr. Eduardo Antonio Zuain, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ukraine, Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland
Russian Federation
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood

Afternoon
Lebanon, Mr. Gebran Bassil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants
Morocco, Ms. Mbarka Bouaida, Minister Delegate
Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Minister's Assistant for International Cooperation Affairs
Turkey, Mr. Naci Koru, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

26 February
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland 
Pakistan, Ambassador Zamir Akram 
Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano 
South Africa, Ms. Simbongile Mancotywa-Kumsha
Republic of Korea 
France, Mr. Riquet
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood 
Italy, Ambassador Vinicio Mati
Germany, Ambassador Michael Biontino 
Czech Republic 
Canada, Ms. Kelly Anderson 
Indonesia 
Australia, Mr. Ian Mcconville
Turkey, Ms. Berna Kasnakli
China
Argentina
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif 
Russian Federation 
Pakistan, Ambassador Zamir Akram 
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia

24 February
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
Pakistan, Ambassador Zamir Akram 
Joint statement of China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States, delivered by the United Kingdom
South Africa, Ms. Mancotywa-Kumsha
Russian Federation, Mr. Deyneko
Bulgaria
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
Indonesia
Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano 
France, Mr. Riquet
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Russian Federation 
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood 
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
Iraq 
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast 
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast 
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer

17 February 
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
United Kingdom, Mr. Guy Pollard
Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
Russian Federation
Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
Acting Deputy Secretary General of the CD, Mr. Thomas Markram
France, Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon Michel
Australia, Mr. Ian Mcconville
CD President, Ambassador Vaanchig Purevdorj of Mongolia
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Cuba
Kazakhstan
Ireland, Mr. Robert Jackson
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast
Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
Acting Deputy Secretary General of the CD, Mr. Thomas Markram
Spain
Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma 

13 February
Message from Ambassador Luiz Felipe de Macedo Soares of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America & the Caribbean (OPANAL), delivered by Ambassador Alberto D'Alotto of Agrentina 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Indonesia
Unites States, Ambassador Robert Wood
South Africa, Ms. Mancotywa-Kumsha
Chile
United Kingdom, Mr. Guy Pollard
Germany, Mr. Volker Böhm
Colombia 
France, Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon Michel 
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
India, Mr. Siddhartha Nath, First Secretary 
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast 
Russian Federation 
Italy, Ambassador Vinicio Mati
New Zealand, Ms. Katy Donnelly
Morocco
China 
Ireland, Mr. Robert Jackson, Deputy Permanent Representative
Republic of Korea 
Austria, Ambassador Thomas Hajinoczi
Russian Federation
Switzerland, Mr. Laurent Masmejean
Agrentina, Ambassador Alberto D'Alotto 
Australia, Ambassador John Quinn
Tunisia
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
India, Mr. Siddhartha Nath, First Secretary
Unites States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Canada, Ms. Kelly Anderson
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
United Kingdom
Russian Federation
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
United Kingdom
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Portugal
Indonesia 
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast
Turkey
Spain
Pakistan, Ambassador Zamir Akram
Kenya  
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood 
Japan, Ambassador Toshi Sano 
Russian Federation 
Chile
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast
Cuba
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Switzerland, Mr. Laurent Masmejean
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
 

11 February 
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) 
France
Finland 
Belarus 
Netherlands 
Turkey
Austria
Switzerland 
Germany
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
South Africa
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco 
Czech Republic
Bulgaria
Austria
Ireland 
Netherlands
Ghana 
Finland
Lithuania
Switzerland
Turkey 
Sweden
Portugal 
Greece
United States
Brazil 
Russian Federation
Senegal 
Philippines 
Algeria  
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco 

10 February
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Belarus 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Belarus 
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Russian Federation
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Senegal
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
France
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Egypt
Switzerland, Mr. Laurent Masmejean
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
India, Mr. Siddhartha Nath, First Secretary
China 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
Italy, Ambassador Vinicio Mati
Argentina
Iran
Sweden, Mr. Ulf Lindell, Minister Councellor
Turkey, Ms. Berna Kasnakli, Councellor
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
South Africa, Ms. Bronwen Levy
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Spain 
Russian Federation
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Egypt 
Japan 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Belarus
Algeria, Mr. 
Hamza Khelif
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Australia, Mr. Ian Mcconville, Deputy Permanent Representative
Russian Federation
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Egypt
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Belarus
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco

4 February 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco

South Africa
Austria
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Brazil
Finland
Switzerland
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco 
Ecuador 
Algeria 
Belarus 
Cuba 
Ireland 
Chile 
Russian Federation 
United States 
Republic of Korea
Cuba 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco 

Belarus
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
China  
Spain 

29 January
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Russian Federation
Ireland, Mr. Robert Jackson, Deputy Permanent Representative
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif 
Austria, Ms. Caroline Wörgötter, Counsellor
Peru
Colombia
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Sweden, Mr. Ulf Lindell, Minister Councellor
Ecuador
Kazakhstan
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma 
Iran 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Iran 
Pakistan
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Pakistan
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Chile
Pakistan
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Russian Federation
Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano
Switzerland, Ambassador Urs Schmind
Egypt
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
Germany, Ambassador Michael Biontino
Belarus
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Russian Federation
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
CD Secretariat, Mr. Ivor Fung, Senior Political Affairs Officer
Acting Deputy Secretary General of the CD, Mr. Thomas Markram

28 January
Morning session
Canada, Ambassador Elissa Goldberg
Austria, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt 
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Mexico, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Austria, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt 
Australia, Mr. Ian Mcconville, Deputy Permanent Representative
Belarus
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
Costa Rica, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez
Chile
Mexico, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Austria, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt
Costa Rica, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez 
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland 
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif 
Costa Rica, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez
France, Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon Michel 
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Belarus
India, Ambassador Ventakesh Varma
Spain 
Chile 
Pakistan
Australia, Mr. Ian Mcconville, Deputy Permanent Representative
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland 
Canada, Ambassador Elissa Golberg
Belarus
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
Russian Federation
France, Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon Michel
Algeria, Mr. Hamza Khelif
France, Ambassador Jean-Hugues Simon Michel
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco

Afternoon session 
Germany, Ambassador Michael Biontino 
Ireland, Mr. Breifne O'Reilly, Director for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Departement of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Russian Federation 
China 
Belarus
Kazakhstan
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho 
CD Pesident, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco 
Finland, Mr. Jyri Järviaho, Deputy Permanent Representative

27 January
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Algeria
India, Ambassador Venkatesh Varma
Belarus
Informal Group of Oberserver States, delivered by Czech Republic
Switzerland, Ambassador Urs Schmid 
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
United Kingdom, Ambassador Matthew Rowland 
Chile 
Sweden, Mr. Ulf Lindell, Minister Councellor
Russian Federation  
Republic of Korea 
Pakistan 
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Hungary, Ambassador Zsuzsanna Horváth
Slovakia 
Colombia, Ambassador Juan José Quintana Aranguren
New Zealand, Ambassador Dell Higgie 
Ecuador 
Australia, Ambassador John Quinn 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
Switzerland, Ambassador Urs Schmid
Turkey, Councellor Berna Kasnakli
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco

20 January
CD President, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco
Message from the UN Secretary General, delivered by the Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
European Union, delivered by Mr. Andras Kos
Germany, Ambassador Michael Biontino 
Netherlands, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast 
Italy, Amassador Vinicio Mati
United States, Ambassador Robert Wood
Brazil, Ambassador Pedro Motta Pinto Coelho
Zimbabwe, Ambassador Taonga Mushayavanhu
Republic of Korea 
Sweden, Mr. Ulf Lindell, Minister Cousellor
Morocco 
Belarus 
Argentina
Acting Secretary General of the Conference of Disarmament, Mr. Michael Møller
Turkey, Ms. Berna Kasnakli, Councellor
France  
Algeria