UN adopts four Pakistan tabled resolutions for international peace and security.
United Nations General Assembly has stamped its approval on Pakistan’s four resolutions.
Those resolutions aimed at strengthening regional and international peace and security.
UN adopts four Pakistan tabled resolutions
The 193-member Assembly’s Disarmament Committee recommended the resolutions.
Importantly, the UNGA adopted the resolutions with overwhelming support of its members.
Of these, three resolutions dealt with regional disarmament, conventional arms control at regional and sub-regional levels.
Moreover, they deal with Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in the regional and sub-regional context.
The fourth Pakistani resolution sought security assurances for non-nuclear states.
One resolution titled: “Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon states against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.”
Notably, the UNGA adopted the resolution with a vote of 125 in favour to none against, with 62 abstentions.
The resolution titled Conventional arms control at the regional and sub-regional levels got 183 votes in favour.
Four countries abstained, with only India casting a negative vote.
Furthermore, the UNGA adopted resolutions on “Regional Disarmament” and “Confidence-building measures in the regional and sub-regional context” with consensus.
World diplomats see success of Pakistan in international diplomacy
Meanwhile, diplomats noted the UNGA approval of the resolutions an acknowledgement of Pakistan’s commitment to promote the objectives of regional and global disarmament as well as strengthening international peace and security.
They also attached importance to it due to the timing because Pakistan moved resolutions at a time of growing mistrust and rising tensions in various regions of the world, especially in South Asia.
Hence they said regional approaches to disarmament to strengthen peace and security had assumed greater relevance and significance.
Moreover, they noted that the General Assembly has long recognized that international peace and security was co-dependent on stability at the regional and sub-regional levels.
International efforts towards disarmament and arms control were reinforced and complemented by regional approaches towards this end, it was pointed out.