The Adoption of the Draft Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament submitted by Japan in the Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly
On December 8 (December 7 local time), the draft resolution entitled “Joint Courses of Action and Future-oriented Dialogue towards a world without nuclear weapons(PDF)”, submitted by Japan, was adopted with the support of 150 countries in the Plenary Meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
- This draft resolution was adopted in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly on November 4 (November 3 local time). It reaffirms the commitment to the ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. It also stresses the importance for the international community to take immediate actions together and to conduct future-oriented dialogues on nuclear disarmament with a view to maintaining and strengthening the regime of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
- Through this draft resolution, Japan aims to contribute to a successful outcome of the 10th Review Conference. The draft resolution this year was adopted with widespread supports from states with various positions including the United States of America and the United Kingdom, which are nuclear-weapon-States as well as many non-nuclear-weapon States.
- Japan will continue to work tenaciously to build bridges among states in order to proceed steadily towards the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons.
【Reference】Results of the voting for the adoption of the draft resolution in the Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Affirmative votes: 150, Negative votes: 4 (China, North Korea, Russia, Syria), Abstentions: 35
【Reference 2】Results of the voting for the adoption of the draft resolution in the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly Affirmative votes: 139, Negative votes: 5 (China, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Zimbabwe), Abstentions: 33