The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted Pakistan’s four annual disarmament-related resolutions aimed at strengthening regional as well as international peace and security.
The 193-member Assembly’s First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) recommended the resolutions where the texts were adopted by overwhelming support of its membership.
Of these, three resolutions deal with regional disarmament, conventional arms control at regional and sub-regional levels as well as Confidence Building Measures in the regional and sub-regional context. The fourth Pakistani resolution sought international security assurances for non-nuclear-weapon states.
The resolutions recognize the significance and complementarity between regional and global approaches to arms control, disarmament and confidence-building to promote international peace, security, and stability, encouraging efforts aimed at promoting CBMs at the regional and sub-regional levels to ease regional tensions.—NNI