Friday, October 14, 2011

First Committee 2011: Week 2

During week 2 of the UNGA First Committee, states concluded the general debate and proceeded with the thematic debate. The following African states made statements during the second week of general debate: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Eritrea,  Liberia, Togo. Copies of the available statements can be found HERE.

From 12 October, the thematic debate commenced with statements by representatives of the UN and intergovernmental organizations including the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Geneva, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chempical Weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

States then moved on to the theme of nuclear weapons. Thus far, three African states - Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania - have made statements. Copies of these statements can be downloaded HERE.

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