This year’s topic under discussion for GA First are: Measures to Prevent Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction, Relationship Between Disarmament and Development, and Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. The GA First Committee is pleased to be here today, surrounded by those who share our country’s common goals. Mongolia is dedicated to the promotion of international peace and security.
I. Measures to Prevent Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mongolia is committed to its declaration for nuclear-weapon-free status, internationally recognized since 1992 through its adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 55/33S. Mongolia declared that it has fully complied with its commitments as a non-nuclear-weapon state under the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and with its own domestic laws. Those laws prohibit various activities relating to nuclear weapons, including developing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring them and stationing, transporting, or testing them. Mongolia continues to oblige by the rules of the CWC, ratified in January 17th, 1995, which instructs that States Parties are required not to develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile or retain chemical weapons, or transfer, directly or indirectly, chemical weapons to anyone; not to use chemical weapons; not to engage in military preparations for use of chemical weapons; not to assist, encourage, or induce anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under the convention. Pursuant to Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) Mongolia has consistently condemned all terrorist activities and has adopted legislative, administrative, and organizational measurements against terrorism. This is demonstrated through our 2004 implementation of the Law on Combating Terrorism, which provides a legal and organizational basis for combating terrorism.
II. Relationship Between Disarmament and Development
Mongolia calls for urgent commencement of international negotiations in regards to disarmament and development. Violent conflicts stifle a country’s ability to promote cultural, social, political, and economical development due to its constant concern for and preoccupation with military security and armed forces. Mongolia is a strong supporter and signatory of the Conference of Disarmament, which focuses on our...