New York, 29 October 2021 (TDI): The government of Japan submitted a draft resolution to the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. It is titled “Joint Courses of Action and Future-oriented Dialogue towards a world without nuclear weapons.”

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Joint Courses of Action and Future-oriented Dialogue

The drafted was submitted yesterday by Japanese Foreign Minister, Motegi Toshimitsu on behalf of his government. 152 countries supported the draft. It is scheduled for consideration in a plenary meeting of UNGA. The plenary meeting is in early December, this year.

Denuclearization

Motegi Toshimitsu expressed that the resolution is one of the tangible measures to denuclearize the world. It will provide common ground and bridge the gap between nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states.

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10th NPT Review Conference

He underscored the significance of the resolution as reflected by the support it garnered. The United States of America, the United Kingdom, and France have supported the draft resolution.

Japan intends to contribute to a meaningful outcome at the 10th NPT Review Conference through this resolution. The Conference is in January, 2022.

Building Bridges

The Japanese Minister enunciated that his country will continue to work for this cause, determinedly. Japan aims to build bridges among States; nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states. This will lead to a nuclear-weapons-free world. Recently, Japan expressed its resolve in this regard, at the 16th East Asia Summit.