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New Zealand's disarmament statements


Statements by NZ disarmament representatives:


  • UNGA73 First Committee, 8 October to 9 November 2018
  •     New Zealand statements

    • Nuclear Weapons, Statement by H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament,
      19 October 2018
    • General Debate, Statement by H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament,
      10 October 2018

        Joint statements

    • Use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Statement by H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland) on behalf of 50 states, 25 October 2018
    • Nuclear weapons cluster, Statement by H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, on behalf of the De-alerting Group, 18 October 2018
    • Thematic debate on nuclear weapons, Statement by Johann Kellerman, Director for Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Arms Control at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (South Africa), on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition, 18 October 2018
    • General Debate, H.E. Jerry Matjila (South Africa) on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition, 8 October 2018

  • Towards a Nuclear Free World - Our Next Generation, 12 September 2018
    • Fletcher Tabateau, Under-Secretary for Disarmament and Arms Control, Speech Notes

  • Eighth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 3 to 5 September 2018
    • Statement by New Zealand as Coordinator for National Implementation Measures, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 4 September 2018
    • Statement on universalisation, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 3 September 2018
    • NZ National Report under Article 7 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2018

  • Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 27 to 31 August 2018
  • Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty, 20 to 24 August 2018
    • General Debate, H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 20 August 2018
    • NZ Annual Report under Article 13(3) of the Arms Trade Treaty, May 2018

  • Conference on Disarmament, 6 to 17 August 2018
    • Plenary session on the UN Secretary-General's Agenda for Disarmament, H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 7 August 2018

  • Fourth Special Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, 26 to 28 June 2018
    • New Zealand welcomes moves to strengthen global ban on chemical weapons, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, 28 June 2018
    • New Zealand statement, Heath Fisher, Head of Delegation for New Zealand,
      26 June 2018

  • Third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects Monday, 18 to 29 June 2018
    • New Zealand statement, Finnian Cheshire, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 19 June 2018
    • Most recent National Report, September 2016

  • New Zealand to join new nuclear disarmament treaty, May 2018
    • The Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control's statement and the National Interest Analysis are available on the iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand site

  • Second Preparatory Committee for the NPT 2020 Review Conference, 23 April to 4 May 2018
    • New Zealand's statements, related statements and the New Zealand National Report are available on the iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand site

  • Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9 to 13 April 2018
  • Arms Trade Treaty: Working Group on Treaty Universalization Meeting, 7 March 2018
    • Comments on the Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament,
      7 March 2018 - please scroll down this page for the Auckland Declaration on Conventional Weapons Treaties, 14 February 2018

  • Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Third Pledging Conference, 27 February 2018
    • Statement by Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 27 February 2018

  • Action on disarmament and arms control, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,
    27 February 2018
  • Auckland Declaration on Conventional Weapons Treaties, Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties, 12 to 14 February 2018
  • NZ diplomats among Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons negotiators' voted 2017 Arms Control Persons of the Year

  • 16th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, 18 to 21 December 2017
    • Universalisation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 21 December 2017
    • Article 5 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Clearance, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 20 December 2017
    • NZ National Report under Article 7 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, 2015

  • Interviews: Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie, December 2017
    • 'Nuclear weapon ban treaty campaign boosted by Nobel Peace Prize', includes comments from Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie at the Nobel Peace Prize / Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons celebration in Wellington, 15 December 2017
    • Interview with Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie about the 'A World Without Nuclear Weapons: Challenges and Perspectives' seminar in Brazil, 13 December 2017

  • Convention on Conventional Weapons Meeting of High Contracting Parties, 22 to 24 November 2017
    • Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 24 November 2017
    • Mines other than Anti-Personnel Mines, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 23 November 2017
    • Protocol III - incendiary weapons, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 23 November 2017

  • Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 13 to 17 November 2017
  • UNGA72: First Committee
    • Explanation of Vote on L.35: 'United Action with Renewed Determination Towards the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons', Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 26 October 2017
    • Conventional weapons, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 20 October 2017
    • Nuclear weapons, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 13 October 2017
    • General debate, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 6 October 20177

  • Arms Trade Treaty: 3rd Conference of States Parties
    • Treaty Implementation, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 12 September 2017
    • General Debate, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 11 September 2017
    • NZ Annual Report under Article 13(3) of the Arms Trade Treaty, December 2016

  • Convention on Cluster Munitions: Seventh Meeting of State Parties
    • Statement on National Implementation Measures, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament, 5 September 2017
    • Statement on universalisation, Dell Higgie, Ambassador for Disarmament,
      4 September 2017
    • NZ Annual Report under Article 7 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, December 2016



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