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UNGA Disarmament Index 2011: S–Z

This is an index of all references made to issues of disarmament, peace, and security, made in the 66th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly from 21–30 September 2011. Included in this index are all references made to arms control, disarmament, multilateralism, nuclear energy, security, proliferation, the arms trade, and nuclear and conventional weapons.

A-G | H-R | S-Z

Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa |San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | Soloman Islands | Somalia | South Africa | South Sudan | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sudan | Suriname | Swaziland | Sweden| Switzerland | Syria
Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Timor Leste | Togo | Trinidad and Tobago | Tunisia | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Tuvalu
Uganda | Ukraine | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | Uruguay | Uzbekistan
Vanuatu | Venezuela | Viet Nam | Yemen | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Saint Lucia
H.E. Mr. Donatus Keith St. Aimee, Permanent Representative to the United Nations
27 September 2011

Small arms and light weapons: "Saint Lucia, like all of the other CARICOM member states is grappling with security threats engendered by the illicit trade in firearms and narcotics. The associated rise in crime and violence, involving the use of firearms, has had a significant adverse impact on the socioeconomic and human development of our countries."

Arms trade treaty: "Saint Lucia will spare no effort in working towards an Arms Trade Treaty which is legally binding, robust and comprehensive, and contains the highest possible standard for the transfer of conventional arms – including small arms, light weapons and ammunition, that is effective in regulating the arms trade –particularly in preventing diversion, and universal in subscription."

Saint Kitts and Nevis
H.E. Mr. Sam Terrence Condor, Deputy Prime Minister
24 September 2011

Small arms and light weapons, ATT: "The challenge of Youth Violence, Mr. President, is also linked to some extent, to the proliferation of small anus and light weapons. While my country acknowledges the strides made in our Region with respect to small arms and light weapons, through the recent adoption of the CARICOM Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons, there is still a long way to go. It is imperative therefore Mr. President, that we work together to bring a solution-focused approach, to this problem of easy access to small arms and light weapons in our countries. CARICOM here calls for an Arms Trade Treaty."

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
H.E. Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

Militarism: "Too often, the difficult work of mediation, negotiation and peaceful dispute resolution is prematurely abandoned in the search for a 'quick fix' of militarism, brinksmanship or ill-advised unilateral action. The very drafters of hard-fought Security Council resolutions often cast aside the letter and spirit of these documents before their ink has dried; and the frenzied pursuit of a military solution to every dispute is sometimes sickeningly palpable. All too frequently, the loudest champions of expensive and unnecessary military action are those leaders of military powers who seek to shore up sagging local political fortunes with bullets, bombs and the bodies of faceless foreigners in far away lands. History has never been kind to such nakedly political crusades, and they who have sowed the wind have invariably reaped the whirlwind of their bloody campaigns long after the triumphalist glow has faded. Neocolonialist and imperialist adventures, however disguised, will never triumph before the bar of history over a people's right to self-determination and the inalienable embrace of their sovereignty.

"More than a theme, "the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes" should become a firm resolution of this year's General Assembly, embodying an international commitment to exhaust peaceful methods of dispute resolution, to narrowly define military interventions, and to strictly adhere to Security Council mandates for such action. Such a resolution will mark the beginning of a break with the vicious, yet oft-repeated cycle of unilateral interventionism and its unfortunate long-term consequences to the local victims and the international community. Historic errors ought never to be repeated; tragedy ought not to become clothed anew as farce. This is the honest perspective of a small nation which holds no brief for any protagonist. Our interest lies solely in humanity's quest for peace, justice and the dignity of people everywhere."

Samoa
H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

San Marino
H.E. Ms. Antonella Mularoni, Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs
27 September 2011

Disarmament and non-proliferation: "The destinies of our peoples depend on global threats in an increasingly direct way: climate change and biodiversity, economic, financial and employment crises, food security, public health, disarmament and non proliferation of weapons, fight against terrorism. Today, these threats are recognised as interdependent and a new form of international cooperation and multilateralism should be based on this recognition in order to coordinate our policies, internationally, nationally and regionally."

Sao Tome and Principe
H.E. Mr. Manuel Salvador Dos Ramos, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communities
26 September 2011

Arms: "Our global security is vital to the sustainable development of our countries. The risks that we see today in the world, particularly transnational crirne, piracy, trafficking and sale of weapons and drugs are, for S. Tome and Principe, which is a country with a vast expanse of sea borders, located in the Gulf of Guinea, a strong reason for concern."

Senegal
H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, President
21 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Serbia
H.E. Mr. Boris Tadić , President
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Sierra Leone
H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President
23 September 2011

Disarmament, non-proliferation, small arms and light weapons: "We are proud of the distinctive contributions we have made to the United
Nations over the past half a century in areas such as decolonization; training and research; the international civil service; disarmament and non-proliferation including small arms and light weapons; peace-making and peacekeeping; the development of international law and currently reform of the Security Council."

Small arms and light weapons: "At the same time, we are concerned about the continued threats posed to peace and stability by the illicit flow of small arms and light weapons across our sub-region. International cooperation and assistance are necessary to eradicate this menace. Sierra Leone for its parts recently launched a 5-year (2011-2015) Action Plan to expand the scope of its activities concerning small arms and light weapons."

Nuclear weapons: "I would like to emphasize that international cooperation in the peaceful settlement of disputes is the life blood of our Organization. In all our deliberations, from global warming to human trafficking, from the threats of nuclear weapons and the scourge of abject poverty ... we should always remember that we need each other."

Singapore
H.E. Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Slovakia
H.E. Ms. Iveta Radičová, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Slovenia
H.E. Mr. Danilo Türk, President
21 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. Danny Philip, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

Militarism: "Multilateral diplomatic and political capitals need to take center stage over military solutions that may lead to long and protracted Conflicts."

Somalia
H.E. Mr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

South Africa
H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma, President
21 September 2011

Militarism: “With regard to the situation in Libya, the AU played a crucial role in seeking a peaceful solution to the crisis, in line with its mandate of working for peace and stability in the continent. However, it is a matter of record now that the AU efforts were never given a chance. Military actions were preferred over peaceful means.”

Proliferation: “The proliferation of arms in Libya is major concern. The transitional government will need to be supported in addressing this security issue. It may pose a serious challenge which will affect the entire sub-reqion if it is not attended to.”

South Sudan
H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir, President
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Spain
H.E. Ms. Trinidad Jiménez, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Sudan
H.E. Mr. Ali Ahmed Karti,Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Suriname
H.E. Mr. Desiré Delano Bouterse, President
22 September 2011

WMD, small arms and light weapons: "...threats related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, human trafficking, illicit trade and use of small arms and light weapons, and illicit drug trade ... All these perils call upon us to deepen our cooperation and strengthen our international institutions."

Small arms and light weapons: "Armed conflicts, interference in domestic affairs of states, terrorism, and transnational crime -­ including drug related crime, illegal trafficking and use of small arms and light weapons -­ only derail our efforts to address the challenges we are faced with today."

Miltarism: "...we increasingly bear witness to acts of war and intervention in many parts of the world. Such armed conflicts are sometimes preceded by a mandate of our very own Security Council, with disregard to the consequences of destruction, loss of lives and human suffering."

Swaziland
H.E. Mr. Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini, Prime Minister
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Sweden
H.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister
23 September 2011

Disarmament, non-proliferation: "We also want to help revitalise the UN's work on disarmament and non-proliferation."

CTBT: "Together with Mexico we will as chairs work hard on advancing the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty."

Switzerland
H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, President
21 September 2011

Militarism: “Preventing future wars was the reason for the founding of the United Nations and is still today among the noble objectives of this Organization. The past two decades have shown that it is very much in the interest of the international community to find ways to strengthen UN efforts in the area of mediation. Indeed for the majority of conflicts the most sustainable solution is a negotiated one rather than a military victory. And for the international community it makes more sense and is more cost effective to invest in the mediation and prevention of conflicts rather than in expensive and difficult peacekeeping operations.”

Syrian Arab Republic
H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem, Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 September 2011

NWFZ, Israel's nuclear programme: "Our position on declaring the Middle East a nuclear weapon free zone is established and known. We continue to call for exercising pressure on Israel to implement international resolutions that have called on it to accede to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and submit its nuclear facilities to the IAEA's safeguard regime. This measure is of extreme importance to the security and stability of our region."

Nuclear energy: "We at the same time stress that all states have the right to acquire nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes. This right is guaranteed by the NPT."

Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi, Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 September 2011

Landmines: "Tajikistan reiterates its commitment to a full and efficient implementation of the Ottawa Convention on prohibition of use, stockpiling, production and transfer of antipersonnel mines and on their destruction in cooperation with all the parties concerned. My country firmly supports a mine free zone in the Central Asian region. We stand for adoption of practical measures on removing mines form the mined areas of the region and for resolution of other problems related to the consequences of mining."

Tanzania (United Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President
22 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Thailand
H.E. Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Minister for Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Timor-Leste
H.E. Mr. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Togo
H.E. Mr. Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Tonga
H.E. Mr. Lord Tu’Ivakano of Nukunuku, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Trinidad and Tobago
H.E. Mr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communications
26 September 2011

Women and disarmament: "During her contribution to the general debate last year, the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, took the political initiative to call on the General Assembly to adopt a resolution on, 'Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control'. That resolution was eventually adopted by the General Assembly and it calls on States
to 'promote the equitable representation of women in all decision-making processes with regard to matters related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control'. One year later, the United Nations continues to make strides in placing women at the centre of all of its activities. This is demonstrated, for example, with the establishment of UN Women. Consistent with this action, Trinidad and Tobago applauds the decision taken by Member States, in resolution 65/283 which recognizes 'the importance of full and effective participation of women at all levels, at all stages, and in all aspects of peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution, as well as the need to address the lack of women as Chief or Lead peace mediators'."

Small arms and light weapons, conventional weapons: "The escalation of armed conflict and armed violence is fuelled by several factors. One component is the illegal proliferation of conventional arms, including small arms and light weapons which have been diverted from the legal market to the illicit trade. The United Nations in keeping with obligations under the Charter to promote and maintain international peace and security, has recognized the impact of the illegal trade in conventional arms on the peace and security of countries and regions and has adopted several resolutions, and implemented different programmes to address this matter."

Arms trade treaty: "For us, the most ambitious measure undertaken so far is the decision to convene a conference in July next year to negotiate the text of an Arms Trade Treaty ("ATT"). Trinidad and Tobago and its CARICOM partners have been very active in the deliberations of meetings of the Preparatory Committee examining possible elements for inclusion in the A TT. As we approach the 2012 conference, and begin to reflect on items to be included in the agreement, considerable care must also be taken to ensure that there are adequate provisions for the settlement of disputes which may arise among future States Parties on the interpretation and application of the provisions of the ATT."

Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Mouldi Kefi, Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Turkey
H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister
22 September 2011

Militarism: "Sovereignty does not allow any leader or any regime to repress its own people or kill innocent civilians. A regime pointing guns to its own people can have no sovereignty or legitimacy."

Turkmenistan
H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President
23 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Tuvalu
H.E. Mr. Willy Telavi, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Uganda
H.E. Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Vice-President
26 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Ukraine
H.E. Mr. Viktor Yanukovych
21 September 2011

Nuclear weapons, fissile materials: “I am sincerely proud of the significant contribution of Ukraine to the peaceful coexistence of mankind. I mean not only the examples of voluntarily abandoning nuclear arms and large stockpiles of highly enriched uranium.”

Nuclear energy: “The awareness of the global scale of the Chernobyl disaster effects had be en the impetus for my initiative to convene the Kyiv Summit on safe and innovative use of nuclear energy this April. The summit allowed us to boost international cooperation in strengthening nuclear safety and properly responding to accidents and emergencies. We also welcome holding of the High Level Meeting on nuclear safety and security scheduled for tomorrow. Our country has unique experience in rehabilitation of the area and population victimized by the Chernobyl disaster. We are ready to share this experience.”

Nuclear disarmament, negative security assurnaces, non-proliferation: “Ukraine consistently supports ensuring gradual and irreversible nuclear disarmament for the purpose of complete elimination of nuclear weapons in the world. We continue to insist that the security assurances for non-nuclear and non-aligned states should be enshrined in a legally binding international instrument. I urge the leaders of other states to consciously follow the example of Ukraine and its real actions to promote disarmament and nonproliferation.”

United Arab Emirates
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 September 2011

Nuclear non-proliferation: "The UAE is committed to a long established policy on preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and to work with the international community to avert the risk of nuclear proliferation. This stand by the UAE is reflected and proven by its signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1995, and its signing of a comprehensive safeguards agreement in 2003, in addition to its ratification of the additional Protocol of 2010."

"The UAE is working closely with the IAEA and its international partners to improve the global participation of non-proliferation, and is an active member in many international initiatives such as: the Global Initiative to Counter Nuclear Terrorism, and the Security Initiative to Counter Proliferation."

Nuclear disarmament: "In manifestation of its policy to support all international, regional and multilateral efforts aimed at creating a safe and nuclear weapons free world, the UAE has recently joined the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Weapons Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)."

Israel's nuclear programme, NWFZ: "The UAE is concerned over the continuation of the Israeli nuclear program outside the control and surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); therefore, the UAE looks forward to the convening the International Conference in 2012 on establishing a Middle East nuclear weapons free zone in accordance with agreements reached during the last NPT Review Conference. We reiterate our call upon Israel to ratify the NPT treaty and place without conditions all its nuclear facilities under the safeguards regime of the IAEA."

Iran's nuclear programme: "In this context, we also reaffirm our support for all efforts aimed at achieving a peaceful settlement to the Iranian nuclear issue within the framework of the provisions of related international resolutions, and the control of the IAEA."

"The UAE is firmly implementing the resolutions of the UNSC calling for halting materials and sensitive technology shipments to Iran."

Nuclear energy, nuclear safety, non-proliferation: "The UAE seeks to obtain civilian nuclear program that is committed to the highest levels of safety, security, non-proliferation and operational transparency. The UAE government, in the context of its development of its nuclear program, explained the peaceful objectives of its program without ambiguity. It also developed its position in regards to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the policy document issued by the government in 2008, in which it explained its intention not to attempt the full enrichment nuclear fuel in order to implement its peaceful program."

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
H.E. Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister
22 September 2011

No relevant comments.

United States of America
H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President

21 September 2011

Nuclear weapons: “True peace depends on creating the opportunity that makes life worth living.  And to do that, we must confront the common enemies of humanity:  nuclear weapons and poverty, ignorance and disease.”

Nuclear disarmament, terrorism, START, CTBT, FMCT: “To lift the specter of mass destruction, we must come together to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. Over the last two years, we've begun to walk down that path. Since our Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, nearly 50 nations have taken steps to secure nuclear materials from terrorists and smugglers.  Next March, a summit in Seoul will advance our efforts to lock down all of them. The New START Treaty between the United States and Russia will cut our deployed arsenals to the lowest level in half a century, and our nations are pursuing talks on how to achieve even deeper reductions. America will continue to work for a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons and the production of fissile material needed to make them.”

Iran and DPRK’s nuclear programmes: “The Iranian government cannot demonstrate that its program is peaceful. It has not met its obligations and it rejects offers that would provide it with peaceful nuclear power. North Korea has yet to take concrete steps towards abandoning its weapons and continues belligerent action against the South. There's a future of greater opportunity for the people of these nations if their governments meet their international obligations.  But if they continue down a path that is outside international law, they must be met with greater pressure and isolation.  That is what our commitment to peace and security demands.”

Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Danilo Astori, Vice-President
26 September 2011

Disarmament, nuclear weapons, WMD, conventional weapons: "Our commitment to international peace and security has also driven our country to play an active role in the field of disarmament. Together with many other countries, Uruguay has firmly promoted all those initiatives aimed at eliminating nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as those defending the control and reduction of conventional weapons, which every year cause thousands of innocent civilian casualties."

NWFZ, disarmament, non-proliferation: "As a member of the Tlatelolco Treaty, by virtue of which Latin America and the Caribbean became the first area free from nuclear weapons, Uruguay has decisively contributed to strengthening both the regional regime and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, considered to be the corner stone of disarmament and non proliferation. Uruguay has adhered fully to the five items mentioned by the United Nations Secretary General. We believe the international community must make the most of this cumulative progress to advance firmly toward a world free from nuclear weapons."

Uzbekistan
H.E. Mr. Elyor Ganiev, Deputy Prime Minister
26 September 2011

No relevant comments.

Vanuatu
H.E. Mr. Meltek Sato Kilman Livtunvanu, Prime Minister
24 September 2011

Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation: "Today, the lack of progress on disarmament and non-proliferation, cornerstones of global security is disturbing. The World's nuclear powers must fulfil their vows to meet their Non-Proliferation Treaty obligations to take decisive and practical steps towards irreversible disarmament. Only then will proliferation of arms reverse. My people welcome the strenuous efforts by President Obama and other world leaders working together on the frontier to advance negotiations on de-nuclearization."

Nuclear safety: "The most recent events in Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster clearly shows that whatever safeguards are in place, there can be no absolute guarantee that these can withstand the unforgivable ferocity of mother nature. These are important lessons for us."

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros, Minister of the People's Power for Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

Militarism: "I want to call the governments of the world for reflection: since September 11th, 2001, a new and unprecedented imperialist war started, a permanent war, in perpetuity. We have to look directly at the terrifying reality of the world we live in. It is necessary for a series of questions to be asked on the basis of the risks and threats we face: Why is the United States the only country that scatters the planet with military bases?; what is it afraid of to allocate such a staggering budget for increasing its military power?; why has it unleashed so many wars, violating the sovereignty of other nations which have the same rights on their own fates?; how can the international law be enforced against its insensible aspiration to militarily hegemonizing the world in order to ensure energy sources to sustain their predatory and consumer model?; why the UN does not do anything to stop Washington? If we answered these questions, sincerely, we would understand that the empire has awarded itself the role of judge of the world, without being granted this responsibility by anyone, and, therefore, imperialist war threatens us all."

"Mankind is facing the real threat of a permanent war. The empire is ready to create the political conditions for triggering a war anywhere, and the case of Libya proves it. Within the imperial view of the world, the well-known Clausewitz's Axiom is being reversed: politics is the continuation of war by other means.

"What is behind this new Armageddon?: the absolute power of the military-financial leadership which is destroying the world aiming at accumulating more profits; the military-financial leadership which is subordinated, de facto, to an increasingly larger group of States. Be it born in mind that war is the capital's modus vivendi: the war that ruins the majorities and makes richer, up to the unthinkable, a few people."

"Given such a meager outlook, the great US scientist Linus Pauling, awarded the Nobel Prize on two occasions, continues enlightening our path: 'I believe that there is a greater power in the world than the evil power of military foxce, of nuclear bombs -- there is the power of goad, of morality, of humanitarianism. I believe in the power of the human spirit.' Let's mobilize all the human spirit power: it's here now. It is imperative to unleash a great political counter-offensive in order to prevent the powers of darkness from finding justifications for going to war: in order to unleash widespread global was through which they pretend to save the western capital.

"Venezuela calls for the establishment of a broad peace-based alliance against war: with the supreme aim of avoiding war at all costs. Warmongers and, especially, the military-financial leadership that sponsors and leads them must be defeated. Let's build the balance of the universe predicted by the Liberator Simon Bolivar: the balance that, according to his words, cannot be found within a war; the balance that is born out of peace."

Military spending: "This reality [of starvation in Somalia] could not be more atrocious if, at the same time , we ask ourselves how much is being spent to destroy Libya. This is the answer of US congressman Dennis Kucinich: 'This new War will cost us 500 million dollars during its first week alone. Obviously, we do not have financing resources for that and we will end up cutting off other important domestic programs' funding.' According to Kucinich himself, with the amount spent during the first three weeks in the northern area of the African continent to massacre the Libyan people, much could have been done to help the entire region of the Horn of Africa, saving dozen thousands lives."

Viet Nam
H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Minister for Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

WMD: "Climate change, natural disasters, pandemics, trans-national crimes, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and international terrorism are still the challenges demanding effective responses."

Disarmament: "Multilateral negotiations of issues of common interest such as disarmament and climate change have not yielded results up to our expectations."

Disarmament, non-proliferation, WMD, nuclear safety and security: "We deeply value the initiatives in putting the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable at the centre of the international agenda, mobilizing resources and capacities to fulfill internationally agreed actionplans, including the MDGs, facilitating multilateral negotiations on climate change, disarmament and non proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, providing solutions to such pressing issues as desertification, non-communicable diseases, nuclear safety and security and responding to the global financial and economic crisis."

NPT, nuclear safety and security, Conference on Disarmament: "We support the UN in translating the outcome of the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the newly concluded High-level meeting on nuclear safety and security into concrete results, revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations."

Nuclear security, nuclear disarmament: "We shall enhance international integration, proactively participate in and make contribution to regional and international multilateral forums like the UN, the ASEAN-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 and China on solving the global issues of nuclear security, nuclear disarmament, crime prevention, climate change, sustainable development, and Mekong River cooperation."

NWFZ: "We shall be working closely with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other stakeholders for peace, stability, cooperation and development in Southeast Asia, East Asia and beyond, through ASEAN-Ied mechanisms and such instruments as the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC), Southeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and East Asia Summit (EAS)."

Yemen
H.E. Mr. Abubakr A. Al-Qirbi, Minister for Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

Statement not yet available.

Zambia
H.E. Ms. Lucy Mungoma, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 September 2011

Arms trade treaty: "With the year 2012 very much in sight, Zambia hopes for a successful conclusion of the negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty. A strong and robust Arms Trade Treaty will help foster regional and international peace and security. Zambia also supports an Arms Trade Treaty that encompasses all conventional weapons, including Small Arms and Light Weapons and their ammunition, components of weapons, dual use equipment with a military end-use and arms production equipment and technology. Further, Zambia advocates for an Arms Trade Treaty that has a broad scope that includes landmines and other conventional weapons already covered by international weapon specific agreements and technical support."

Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe, President

22 September 2011

No relevant comments.