Indonesian Ambassador speaks on behalf of Non-Aligned Movement in UN

the Indonesian Ambassador, Muhammad Koba

New York, 5 October 2021 (TDI): At the First Committee of United Nations General Assembly debate, the Indonesian Ambassador, Muhammad Koba talked on the behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement that current challenges all across the globe demand new efforts, and there is a need to promote disarmament and non-proliferation.

The Ambassador said that the increasing military expenditure could be used in other developmental goals such as ending the global disease COVID-19 pandemic, poverty eradication of third world countries, and making a carbon dioxide-free environment. The Non-Aligned Movement and developing countries always have deep concern about nuclear weapons states which have a large investment in the nuclear armament and military equipment.

He further added, the highly weaponized states need to address the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program and should focus on the Force of Comprehensive Nuclear Test ban treaty which assists to establish weaponized free zones. And there is an urgent need to call for a disarmament conference that underlined the key point of limiting arm race and should start substantive work for the prevention of armament.