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Statements from First Committee 2002

WEEK 1

Mon Sept 30, Tues Oct 1Wed Oct 2Thurs Oct 3Fri Oct 4

 September 30, 2002

Opening Statement of the Chairman, Ambassador Matia Mulumba Semakula Kiwanuka, of Uganda

Statement by Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala

Mexico (Spanish) , Statement delivered by Ambassador Gustavo Alvin

Ireland, Statement delivered by Ambassador Mary Whelan, on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition

Canada (English)
(French), Statement delivered by Ambassador Christopher Westdal

Denmark
, on behalf of the European Union, Statement delivered by Ambassador Elring Nielsen

Peru (English)(Spanish), Statement delivered by Ambassador Oswaldo de Rivero

Malaysia, Statement delivered by Ambassador Hasmy Agam

New Zealand, Statement delivered by Ms. Hinewai Loose

Jordan, Statement delivered by Mr. Ramez Goussous


October 1, 2002

Qatar (Arabic)
, Statement delivered by Mr. Jamal Nassir Al-Bader 

Republic of Korea, Statement delivered by Ambassador Sun Joun-yung

Costa Rica, on behalf of the Rio Group, Statement delivered by Mr. Bruno Stagno

Cuba, Statement delivered by Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez Parilla

Japan, Statement delivered by Dr. Kuniko Inoguchi

Algeria (French), Statement delivered by Ambassador Abdallah Baali

Singapore, Statement delivered by Brigadier-General Yap Ong Heng

China, Statement delivered by Ambassador Hu Xiaodi

Holy See, Statement delivered by H.E. Archbishop Renato R. Martino

l October 2, 2002

Zambia, Statement delivered by Ambassador Mwelwa C. Musambachime

South Africa, Statement delivered by Representative of the delegation to the First Committee

Mongolia, Statement delivered by Mr. J. Enkhasaikhan

Switzerland (English)(French), Statement delivered by Mr. Christian Faessler 

Argentina, Statement delivered by Minister Luis E. Cappagli

Bangladesh
, Statement delivered by H.E. Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, BB

Kuwait (Arabic), Statement delivered by Representative of the delegation to the First Committee 

Costa Rica (Spanish), Statement delivered by Ambassador Bruno Stagno Ugarte

Norway, Statement delivered by Ambassador Leif A. Ulland

Ecuador, State delivered by Dr. Fernando Yepez Lasso

l October 3, 2002

Nigeria, Statement delivered by Ambassador E.E. Onobu

Croatia, Statement delivered by Vice Skracic 

Republic of Congo (French), Statement delivered by M. Basile Ikouebe

Vietnam, Statement delivered by Mrs. Pham Thi Ngo

Togo (French)
, Statement delivered by M. Roland Y. Kpotsra

United Arab Emirates, Statement delivered by Ambassador Abdulaziz Nasser Al-Shamsi

United States, Statement delivered by Stephen G. Rademaker

Morocco (French), Statement delivered by Ambassador Mohamed Bennouna

Syria (Arabic), Statement delivered by Representative of the delegation to the First Committee

Cote d'Ivoire, Statement delivered by Representative of the delegation to the First Committee

l October 4, 2002

Uruguay (English)(Spanish), Statement delievered by Ambassador Dr. Felipe H. Paolillo

Iran, Statement delievered by Dr. Javad Zarif

Kazakhstan, Statement delievered by Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova

Indonesia, Statement delievered by Ambassador Nugroho Wisnumurti

Haiti (French), Statement delivered by M. Bertrand Fils-Aime

Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Statement delievered by Ambassador Pak Gil Yon

Burkino Faso, no statement available

Nepal, Statement delievered by Mr. Murrari Raj Sharma


Week Two: General Debate

Monday Oct 7, (no session Tues Oct 8), Wed Oct 9Thurs Oct 10

l Monday, October 7, 2002

Australia, Statement delivered by Ambassador Micheal Smith

Dominican Republic, Statement delivered by Ambassador Juan Ramon Gonzalez

Senegal (French)
, Statement delivered by Mr. Cheikh Niang

Jamaica, Statement delivered by Mr. Stafford Neil

Libyan Arab Jambiriya, (no statement available)

Thailand
, Statement delivered by Dr. Suriya Chindawongse

India, Statement delivered by Ambassador Rakesh Sood

Lebanon (Arabic), Statement delivered by Representative of the Delegation to the First Committee 

Egypt (English)
(Arabic), Statement delivered by Counsellor Alaa Issa

Venezuela (Spanish)
, Statement delivered by Lis. marly Cedeno Reyes

International Committee of the Red Cross, Statement delivered by Representative of the Delegation to the First Committee

Gabon (French), Statement delivered by M. Alfred Moungara Moussotsi

l Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Brazil, Statement delivered by Ambassador Celina Assempcao Do Valle Pereira 

Yugoslavia
, Statement delivered by Ambassador Dejan Sahovic

Russia (English), (Russian), Statement delivered by Ambassador Andrey Granovsky

Russia: Press Release

Myanmar, Statement delivered by Mr. U Mya Than, On behalf of the ASEAN Member States 

Tunisia (French), Statement delivered by Ambassador Noureddine Mejdoub

Namibia, Statement delivered by Mr. Gerhard Theron

Lao People's Democratic Republic, Statement delivered by Ambassador Alounkeo Kittikhoun 

Mexico (English)(Spanish), Statement delivered by Ambassador Miguel Marin Bosch

Iraq (Arabic)
, Statement delivered by Representative of the Delegation to the First Committee

Iraq
:(English) Press Releasae

Kenya, Statement delivered by Bob F. Jalang'o

Bahrain (English)(Arabic), Statement delivered by Sheikh Rutki Bin Rashid Al Khalifa

** New Zealand, Statement delivered by Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Launch Of Report Of Un Study On Disarmament And Non-Proliferation Education, 
United Nations, 9 October 2002


l Thursday, October 10, 2002

Morning:

Belarus, Statement delivered by Mr. Aleg Ivanou

Guinea (French), Statement delivered by M. Alpha Oumar Diallo

Ukraine, Statement delivered by Representative of Delegation to the First Committee

Sri Lanka, Statement delivered by Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam

Chile (Spanish), Statement delivered by Ambassador Christian Maquieira

Colombia, Statement delivered by Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso

Pakistan
, Statement delivered by Ambassador Shaukat Umer

Armenia, Statement delivered by Mr. Movses Abelian

Ghana, Statement delivered by Yaw O. Osei

Cyprus, Statement delivered by Mr. Yiorgos Christofides

Afternoon:

Malawi, Statement delivered by Dr. Isaac C. Lamba

Georgia, Statement delivered by Ambassador Revaz Adamia

Philippines, Statement delivered by Mr. Enrique A. Manalo

Myanmar
, Statement delivered by M. U Mya Than

Israel
, Statement delivered by Mr. Jeremy N. Issacharoff

Yemen, no statement available

Cameroon (French), Statement delivered by Ambassador Martin Chungong Ayafor

Nicaragua (Spanish), Statement delivered by Senor Mario H. Castellon Duarte

El Salvador, no statement available

Turkey
, Statement delivered by Mr. Alper Coskun

l Friday, October 11, 2002

No session


Week Three: Thematic Approach

Monday Oct 14 (Nuclear weapons)
Tues Oct 15 (1.Other weapons of mass destruction; 2. disarmament aspects of outer space)
Wed Oct 16 (Conventional weapons)
Thurs Oct 17 morning (1.Regional disarmament; 2.Confidence-building measures, including transparency in armaments)
Thurs Oct 17 afternoon (Other disarmament measures and Disarmament machinery)
Fri Oct 18 (1. Related matters of disarmament and international security; 1. International security)

l Monday, October 14, 2002, Specific Subject: nuclear weapons

Hungary, Statement delievered by President of Conference on Disarmament, Ambassador Andras Szabo, Introduced draft resolution 
(A/C.1/57/L.13) "Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session"

Canada, Statement delivered by Ambassador Westdal, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.44) "The Conference on Disarmament decision (CD/1547) of 11 August 1998 to establish, under item 1 of its agenda entitled "Cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament", an ad hoc committee to negotiate, on the basis of the report of the Special Coordinator (CD/1299) and the mandate contained therein, a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices"

Ireland, Statement delivered by Kevin Dowling, Introduced draft resolutions (A/C.1/57/L.2) "Reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons" and (A/C.1/57/L.3) "Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda, link to resolutions"

India, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.52) "Reducing Nuclear Danger "

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:

Australia, Statement regarding the issue of nuclear weapons 

United States, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.23) "Bilateral strategic nuclear arms reductions and the new strategic framework"

Russia, Statement regarding draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.23) "Bilateral strategic nuclear arms reductions and the new strategic framework"

Pakistan, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.40)"Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons"

Brazil, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.34) "Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas"

Pakistan, Spoke on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.51)"Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons"

Japan, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.42)"A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons"

Turkey, Statement regarding the issue of terrorism

Indonesia, Statement regarding the issue of terrorism

Norway, Statement regarding (A/C.1/57/L.44) "The Conference on Disarmament decision (CD/1547) of 11 August 1998 to establish, under item 1 of its agenda entitled "Cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament", an ad hoc committee to negotiate, on the basis of the report of the Special Coordinator (CD/1299) and the mandate contained therein, a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices"

Morocco, Statement regarding nuclear weapons 

Nigeria, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.38) "United Nations disarmament fellowship training and advisory services"

Netherlands, Statement regarding the Conventional Weapons Register, link to 

UN Department for Disarmament Affairs webpage on the Register

Sweden, Statement informing delegations of the event on Good Governance on Wednesday, October 16, from 1:15-5pm at the United Nations Church Center.


l Tuesday, October 15, 2002, Specific Subjects: (1) Other weapons of mass destruction; (2) Outer space (disarmament aspects)

China, Statement delivered by Ambassador Hu Xiaodi, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.30) "Prevention of an arms race in outer space" 

Belarus, Statement delivered by Mr. V. Rybakov, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.5) "Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new Systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament"

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:

Argentina, Statement regarding chemical weapons and the OPCW

Italy, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.6) "Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: Report of the Disarmament Commission"

Mexico, Introduced draft resolutions (A/C.1/57/L.4) "Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty", (A/C.1/57/L.19) "United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament", and (A/C.1/57/L.20) "United Nations Disarmament Information Programme"

Malaysia, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.53) "Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons"

Egypt, Statement regarding draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.30) "Prevention of an arms race in outer space" 

l Wednesday, October 16, 2002, Specific Subject: Conventional Weapons

Chairman's Working paper- division of clusters for voting on resolutions

Belgium, Statement delivered by Ambassador Jean Lint, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.36) "Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on
Their Destruction" 

Sweden, Statement delivered by Ambassador Henrik Salander, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.46) " Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively
Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects" 

Switzerland, Statement delivered by Ambassador Christian Faessler, regarding thematic debate on conventional weapons

Slovenia, Statement delivered by Aljaz Arih, on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33) "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:

Pakistan, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.41) "Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels"

Japan, Introduced draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33) "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

Fiji, Australia, Netherlands,Madagascar, Columbia, Brazil, Norway,Kenya, Thailand, Ethiopia, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua: All gave statement regarding thematic debate on conventional weapons

l Thursday, October 17, 2002 morning, Specific Subjects: (1) Regional Disarmament; (2) Confidence-building measures, including transparency in armaments

Under-Secretary General for Disarmament, Jayantha Dhanapala, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.35), "United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific"

Hungary, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.22), "Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction"

United Arab Emirates, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.28) "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East"

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:
Egypt, Statement on draft resolutions (A/C.1/57/L.28) "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East" and (A/C.1/57/L.29), "United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa"

Saudi Arabia, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.28) "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East"

Netherlands, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.37), " Transparency in armaments"

Kuwait, Statement on regional disarmament, related to the arms register

Nepal, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.29), "United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa"

Pakistan, Statement on (A/C.1/57/L.29), "United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa"

Belarus, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.37), " Transparency in armaments"

Central African Republic, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.15) "Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa"

Syria, Statement on (A/C.1/57/L.28) "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East"

l Thursday, October 17, 2002 afternoon, Specific Subject: Other disarmament measures and Disarmament machinery

India, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.50), "Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament"

Organization of the Islamic Conference
, Mr. Ahmad Hajihosseini, Deputy Permanent Observer, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.27), "The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East"

Poland, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.48), "Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction"

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:
Canada, Statement regarding other disarmament measures and disarmament machinery.

Trinidad and Tobago, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.16), "United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean"

China, Statement regarding biological weapons

Iran,Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.28), "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East"

MERCOSUR, Statement on security and confidence building measures

Qatar, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.27), "The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East"

Kenya, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33), "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

Mongolia, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.21), "Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status"

Libya, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.28), "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East"

l Friday, October 18, 2002, Specific Subjects: (1) Related matters of disarmament and international security; (2) International security

Pakistan, Press release: "Pakistan terms as baseless- reports on cooperation with North Korea's on Nuclear Programme"

Denmark, on behalf of the European Union, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33), "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

Denmark, on behalf of the European Union, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.4), "Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty"

India, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.49/Rev.1), "Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction" (b)

United States, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.54), "Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements"

No Formal Statements Available for First Committee This Day:
Netherlands, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.18), "National legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual use goods and technology"

Macedonia, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.47), "Maintenance of international security — good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe"

South Africa, Statement on behalf of the States Members of the United Nations that are members of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, introducing draft resolutions (A/C.1/57/L.8), "General and complete disarmament: Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament"; (A/C.1/57/L.9), "General and complete disarmament: measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol"; (A/C.1/57/L.10), "Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation"; (A/C.1/57/L.11) "Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations regional centres for peace and Disarmament"; (A/C.1/57/L.12) "Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control"; and (A/C.1/57/L.17),"Relationship between disarmament and development"

Myanmar, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.43), "Nuclear disarmament"

Algeria, Statement on nuclear issues 

Russia, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.1), "Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security"

Mali, Statement on behalf of ECOWAS introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.25), "Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them" 

Germany, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.45), "Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures"

Iran, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.32), "Missiles"

Nigeria, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33) "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

Kenya, Statement on draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.33) "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects"

Iraq, Statement introducing draft resolution (A/C.1/57/L.14), "Effects of the use of depleted uranium in armaments"

Week Four: Voting

General Statements:

Statement by Mr. Rogelio Pfirter, Director General of the organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, (OPCW),, 
23 October 2002.

Statement by Delegation of Cuba (English),  (Spanish) on the ratification of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, 25 October 2002.

Statement by  Ambassador Erling Harild Nielsen, on behalf of the European Union, Joint Ministerial Declaration in support of the CTBT, 25 October 2002.

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