The United Nations World Conference on Armament is the largest annual global event for countries to discuss and learn about disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and weapons elimination.
The “conference on disarmament 2020” is a conference that will be held by the United Nations in order to discuss disarmament. The conference will take place in Geneva, Switzerland.
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At a train station in Seoul on Jan. 30, people watch a television screen broadcasting a news program with file video of a North Korean missile launch.
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Irony died a long time ago at the United Nations, but North Korea is now dancing on its grave. Take, for example, Pyongyang’s announcement that it would shortly chair the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, despite the fact that Pyongyang launched its seventh missile test of the year on Sunday.
The 65-member forum exists to advocate nuclear disarmament and oppose the development of new weapons of mass destruction. Its president rotates depending on alphabetical order. China presently holds the position while conducting its own covert nuclear buildup. After Cuba’s rotation ends in May, North Korea will take up the duty. If anybody is curious, Iran is also a member.
“Placing Kim Jong-North un’s Korean government in charge of global nuclear disarmament is akin to putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter,” UN Watch president Hillel Neuer said in a statement.
North Korea has conducted at least six nuclear tests since leaving the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty over two decades ago. The missile launched on Sunday has the greatest range since 2017. According to Reuters, the test comes after two short-range ballistic missile launches on Thursday and a long-range cruise missile system launch on Tuesday.
Apologists for the United Nations will point out that North Korea was picked at random and that this is only a symbolic position. But what does it mean to place the world’s most dangerous rogue nuclear state at the head of a disarmament forum?
The White House and the State Department have yet to respond. The Biden Administration, on the other hand, has made a point of extending its involvement with UN agencies such as the World Health Organization and the Human Rights Council, which includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela among its members. The Security Council has remained silent on Ukraine and will convene for the first time on Monday to consider Russia’s threats to invade. The humiliations continue to mount.
The United States should boycott the Conference on Disarmament while North Korea is in charge, as it did before while Iran, Syria, and Venezuela were in charge. Every responsible country would follow suit.
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‘The World Conference on Armament’ appeared in the print edition on January 31, 2022.
The “committee on disarmament” is a United Nations committee that is responsible for negotiating and overseeing the implementation of international treaties related to arms control. The conference in question was held in 2013, and it focused primarily on the issue of nuclear weapons.
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