Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 5 September 2017 – Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan on 3 September 2017. I quote: “Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK. Pakistan has consistently maintained that DPRK should comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and asked all sides to refrain from…

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 30 August 2017 Statement by Pakistan (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. President, I have requested the floor to read out a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan regarding the latest missile launch by the DPRK. I quote: “Pakistan expresses concern over the missile launch carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 29th August, 2017. We urge all sides to…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 22 August 2017

Mr. President, I welcome our new colleagues from the Netherlands and Slovakia. I also welcome Ms. Kasperson as the Deputy Secretary General of the CD. I look forward to working with all of them very closely. We appreciate the substantive activities undertaken this year by the Working Group on the Way Ahead under the leadership…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan – CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead (11 August 2017) – Agenda items 5, 6 and 7

Mr. Co-Facilitator,   We congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of meetings of the Working Group on the Way Ahead dealing with items 5, 6 and 7 of the CD’s agenda. You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation. In my statement, I shall address each of the…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

I congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator of this segment of the discussions in the Working Group on the Way Ahead covering Negative Security Assurances, or NSAs. You can count on my delegation’s full support, cooperation and active participation. The issue of NSAs has been on the international agenda for more than half…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (28-30 June 2017) – Agenda item 4: Negative Security Assurances Follow-up Interventions by Pakistan Delegation Inadequacy of the NPT framework for pursuing NSAs

  – The NPT does not provide any type of security assurances to non-nuclear weapon states. The fact that the NPT framework has failed to provide the desired level of assurance to non-nuclear weapon states, is evident from the call of non-nuclear weapon states to pursue the issue of NSAs in the CD. For us,…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (23 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent, Representative of Pakistan

Mr. Co-Facilitator, The discussions during the last couple of days on the issue of fissile materials have been quite useful and substantive. They provided a welcome opportunity to share our respective positions and gain fresh insight into the state of play on this issue. Such activity in the CD is of great value for developing…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (22 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

   CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (22 June 2017) Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. Co-Facilitator, We thank you once again for…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead (20 June 2017) – Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (20 June 2017) Agenda item 1 and 2 with general focus on the ban of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan I congratulate you on your appointment as the Co-Facilitator…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT – Working Group on the Way Ahead – (14 June 2017) – Agenda item 3: Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space – Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Working Group on the Way Ahead (14 June 2017) Agenda item 3: Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. Co-Facilitator, We are very happy to see you in the chair for this meeting. You can rest assured of our active participation…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (14 March, 2017)- Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

  Mr. President, I shall depart from Geneva over the coming weekend to assume my new responsibilities in Islamabad. As this is probably the last time that I am taking the floor as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva including the CD, I wish to…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Informal Plenary Meeting (10 March, 2017)- Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

  Mr. President, We thank you for convening these informal consultations. We greatly appreciate the manner in which you are conducting your Presidency of the CD. Your consultative and transparent approach is praiseworthy. We thank you for circulating a proposal for a draft Programme of Work, and are grateful to you for elaborating on it…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (7 March, 2017)-Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President, As this is my first time taking the floor under your presidency, I wish to congratulate you on assuming this important responsibility. We appreciate the manner in which you are conducting your work, and I assure you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. We commend your initiative to hold an informal thematic…

Informal Consultative Meeting by the Chairperson of the High-level FMCT Expert Preparatory Group (New York, 2-3 March 2017)-General Statement by Pakistan Delegation (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the CD in Geneva)

Madam Chairperson, We thank UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Mr. Kim Won-soo for his statement. We also thank you, Madam Chair, and the distinguished representatives of Germany and the Netherlands for your introductory remarks. As you are aware, Pakistan voted against UNGA resolution 71/259 entitled “Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear…

Informal Consultative Meeting by the Chairperson of the High-level FMCT Expert Preparatory Group (New York, 2-3 March 2017)- Statement by Pakistan Delegation on Scope – Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the CD in Geneva

Madam Chairperson, The issue of scope is the most contested aspect of the treaty. At its heart lies a major divergence, i.e., whether the treaty should only ban the future production of fissile material, or it should also cover fissile material produced prior to entryinto-force. Although it is not the only issue preventing the start…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting, (17 February, 2017)-Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Mr. President, We thank you for circulating the revised draft “decision on the establishment of working group on the ‘way ahead’ to identify common ground for a programme of work with a negotiating mandate”, contained in document CD/WP.599/Rev.1 dated 14 February 2017. As already stated by my delegation during the formal plenary meeting as well…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (14 February, 2017)-Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

Mr. President, Allow me to read out the Press Release issued by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier today, regarding the missile test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). I quote, “Pakistan Deplores Missile Tests by DPRK. The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT- Side Event (9 February, 2017)- Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

We thank the Russian delegation for organizing this Side Event, and for updating us on their proposal for an International Convention to Suppress Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism. My delegation welcomed this proposal last year, after it was presented by the distinguished Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation in the Conference on Disarmament (CD).…

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Plenary Meeting (31 January, 2017) Statement by Pakistan Delegation Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor

Mr. President, I congratulate you on assuming the Presidency of the CD. We welcome your consultative approach and appreciate your active engagement. You can rest assured of our delegation’s full support and cooperation. Our gratitude to the Secretariat, led by Mr. Moller, Secretary General of the CD, and the UNODA staff including Ms. Soliman, Mr.…

Pakistan Elected as President of the Fifth CCW Review Conference

Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, was elected today (12 December 2016) to preside over the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The unanimous decision was taken at the start of the Review Conference, being held in Geneva from…

UN General Assembly First Committee, 71st Session, New York Statement by Pakistan- Conference on Disarmament -Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery (26 October 2016)

UN General Assembly First Committee, 71st Session, New York Statement by Mr. Usman Jadoon Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and the Conference on Disarmament Thematic Debate on Disarmament Machinery (26 October 2016)   Chairperson, The UN Disarmament Machinery was set up by consensus in 1978 at the First Special…

Statement by Pakistan at the First Committee Thematic Debate on “Regional Disarmament and Security” (25 October 2016)

  Statement by Mr. Yasar Ammar, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York at the First Committee Thematic Debate on “Regional Disarmament and Security” (25 October 2016)  Chairperson, In the post-cold war era, most threats to peace and security have arisen mainly among States located in the same region or…

Statement by Pakistan at the Conference on Disarmament -Thematic Debate on Other Disarmament Measures and International Security (24 October 2016)

Statement by Usman Jadoon Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and the Conference on Disarmament Thematic Debate on Other Disarmament Measures and International Security (24 October 2016)  Chairperson, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement made by the Non-Aligned Movement under this cluster. The fast pace of scientific innovations and emerging…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and Conference on Disarmament at the First Committee Thematic Debate On Conventional Weapons (20 October 2016)

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and Conference on Disarmament at the First Committee Thematic Debate On Conventional Weapons (20 October 2016) Chairperson, Pakistan aligns itself with the NAM statement made under this cluster. The destabilizing effects of conventional weapons on regional and sub-regional stability and…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva and Conference on Disarmament during the Thematic Debate of the First Committee on Outer Space (Disarmament Aspects) (19 October 2016)

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva and Conference on Disarmament during the Thematic Debate of the First Committee on Outer Space (Disarmament Aspects) (19 October 2016) Chairperson, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement delivered by NAM under this cluster. Outer space is the common heritage of all…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva at the Conference on Disarmament during the First Committee Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (18 October 2016)

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva at the Conference on Disarmament during the First Committee Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (18 October 2016) Chairperson, Pakistan aligns itself with the statement made by the Non-Aligned Movement. The Conventions prohibiting Biological and Chemical Weapons, the BTWC and…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geneva and Conference on Disarmament at the First Committee Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons, (14 October 2016)

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geneva and Conference on Disarmament at the First Committee Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons, (14 October 2016) Chairperson, We express our condolences on the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Our Prime Minister in his message of condolence said…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and Conference on Disarmament, General Debate of the First Committee, (10 October 2016)

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva and Conference on Disarmament, General Debate of the First Committee, (10 October 2016) Chairperson, As I take the floor for the first time in this Committee, on behalf of Pakistan delegation, I would like to congratulate you and members of…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Plenary Meeting, 23 August 2016

Conference on Disarmament –  Plenary Meeting, 23 August 2016 – Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua – Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. President, I warmly congratulate you on assuming the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). We have complete confidence in your diplomatic abilities and skills for leading our work on the finalization of the…

Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua – Informal Plenary Meeting, 9 August 2016

Conference on Disarmament – Informal Plenary Meeting, 9 August 2016 – Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua – Permanent Representative of Pakistan Mr. President, We appreciate the manner in which you are conducting your work as the President of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). We welcome your initiative for organizing this informal panel discussion in the…