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New Zealand's disarmament statements


Statements by NZ disarmament representatives:


  • 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

  • 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

  • 2018 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9 to 13 April 2018
    • Possible options for addressing the humanitarian and international security challenges, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 13 April 2018

    • Meaningful human control, Statement by Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 11 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 Group of Governmental Experts on
        Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
    • The way ahead, Katy Donnelly, NZ Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 17 November 2017
    • General Debate, Katy Donnelly, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 13 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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