Permanent Mission to UN

Cuba welcomes the Statement on Disarmament adopted by NAM in its 50TH Anniversary

Cuba welcomes the adoption by the Non Aligned Movement NAM of a “Statement on the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”, during the holding of its Sixteenth Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on 25-27 May 2011.

In the current international juncture, significantly NAM members have reaffirmed nuclear disarmament as the highest priority.

The important Statement reiterates the deep concern over the threat to humanity posed by the continued existence of nuclear weapons and their possible use or threat of use.

Likewise, it highlights the importance of the active participation of NAM members in elaborating concrete proposals to achieve global nuclear disarmament and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, with a specific framework of time.

Adopted in the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Statement expresses the firm commitment to work for convening an international conference to identify ways and means of eliminating nuclear weapons at the earliest possible date, with a view to an agreement on a phased programme for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons with a specific framework of time, to prohibit their development, production, acquisition, testing, stockpiling, transfer, use or threat of use, and to provide for their destruction.

The adoption of the “Statement on the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” reaffirms the unwavering commitment by NAM, which Cuba is honored to be part of, to the struggle for a world free of nuclear weapons.

                                                                                                New York, 8 June 2011

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