New York, 2 November 2022 (TDI): The government of Japan’s draft resolution titled “Steps to forging a common pathway towards a world without nuclear weapons” was approved by the 1st Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

139 nations supported it. The UN General Assembly’s plenary session is expected to take up the draft resolution in the first few days of December, in New York.

The resolution is based on the “Hiroshima Action Plan” proposed by Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio at the aforementioned conference.

The Government of Japan is aware of the need to outline a path ahead for feasible steps to realize a world free of nuclear weapons in light of the deliberations at the Tenth NPT Review Conference held this August.

To that end, the Government of Japan has submitted this resolution, which calls for the importance of maintaining the record of the non-use of nuclear weapons and improving transparency.

Likewise, it calls for disarmament and non-proliferation education that fosters an accurate understanding of the realities of nuclear weapons use.

It is significant that this draft resolution was adopted with support from states with various positions, including nuclear weapon states like the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and France.

With the G7 Summit taking place in Hiroshima the following year, Japan hopes to increase momentum for the goal of a nuclear-weapons-free world through this draft resolution and progressively develop realistic and doable actions.