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PR No. 45 UNGA’S DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE ADOPTS PAKISTAN’S RESOLUTIONS WITH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT Islamabad: November 9th, 2018

Three resolutions proposed by Pakistan were adopted on Thursday by the UN General assembly’s First Committee with overwhelming support, says a press release received here today from New York. The resolutions focus on regional disarmament, conventional arms control at regional and subregional levels as well as Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in the regional and sub regional context. Pakistan’s Ambassador at the UN Maleeha Lodhi described the adoption of these resolutions with the support of an overwhelming majority of countries as acknowledgement of Pakistan’s commitment to promote the objectives of regional and global disarmament. She also stated that these resolutions represented Pakistan’s contribution to furthering the goals of regional and global disarmament within the framework of the United Nations and demonstrated the country’s commitment to strengthening international peace and security The resolutions highlight the importance of regional approaches to disarmament, which complement global disarmament efforts and stress the need to promote Confidence Building Measures for enhancing regional and international peace and security. The resolution on conventional arms control was adopted by a large majority of 179 countries. India was the sole country to vote against the resolution. This resolution underlines the significance of pursuing arms control in regional and subregional contexts while also recognizing the importance of equitable representation of women in arms control discussions and negotiations. The other two resolutions by Pakistan on regional disarmament and CBMs at regional level were adopted by consensus. Earlier, on November 1, the Committee adopted Pakistan’s resolution on assuring non-nuclear weapon states against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons by 122 votes. The First Committee of the UN General Assembly which meets annually, deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and is mandated to seek solutions to global security challenges by considering all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the UN Charter. *-*-*-*

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