UN Documents for Arms Control and Disarmament, including small arms: Security Council Presidential Statements

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8 April 2021 S/PRST/2021/8 Was a presidential statement on the need to address the threat posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
7 May 2014 S/PRST/2014/7 This presidential statement reaffirmed the main provisions of resolution 1540 and called on states to step up their efforts to implement their obligations and inform the 1540 Committee regularly of their efforts while emphasising the importance of achieving universal reporting.
19 April 2012 S/PRST/2012/14 The Council adopted this presidential statement following a meeting entitled “Maintenance of international peace and security: Nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and security”.
23 February 2007 S/PRST/2007/4 This presidential statement supported increased multilateral cooperation as an important means for enhancing states' implementation of resolution 1540.
8 January 2007 S/PRST/2007/1 This statement focused on threats to international peace and security. The Council reaffirmed its resolve to take appropriate and effective action against any threat to international peace and security caused by the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery. It also took note of a briefing by the chair of the PBC on the Commission’s activities relating to Burundi and encouraged all stakeholders to devise a sound peacebuilding strategic framework for the country.
20 December 2006 S/PRST/2006/56 This statement endorsed the 2006 report of the CTC on the CTED review. The Council stated that the three anti-terrorism committees should avoid duplication, including in their requests for information from member states.
20 September 2006 S/PRST/2006/39 This presidential statement welcomed the intent of regional organisations to be closely associated with the work of the PBC and expressed the Council's commitment to facilitate their participation in the PBC's country-specific activities.
29 March 2006 S/PRST/2006/15 This presidential statement urged Iran to suspend all activities related to nuclear enrichment and reprocessing, including research and development, to be verified by the IAEA in a report due by 28 April.
25 April 2005 S/PRST/2005/16 The Council reaffirmed that proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security as stressed in resolution 1540.
22 April 2004 S/PRST/2004/10 The IAEA Board welcomed the Libyan decision to eliminate all materials leading to the production of nuclear weapons and reported the matter to the Council. The Council took note of this resolution in this presidential statement.
19 November 2003 S/PRST/2003/22 This was a presidential statement on the issue of landmines.
29 May 1998 S/PRST/1998/17 This statement strongly deplored nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan and urged India and Pakistan to resume the dialogue between them on all outstanding issues.
14 May 1998 S/PRST/1998/12 This presidential statement deplored the nuclear tests conducted by India and urged it to refrain from further tests.
30 August 1996 S/PRST/1996/37 This was a presidential statement laying out basic principles for the role of peacekeeping missions in mine clearance.
22 February 1995 S/PRST/1995/9 This presidential statement reaffirmed the importance of preventing the proliferation of WMD, and said that appropriate measures would be taken when provisions of international treaties that provide for recourse to the Council are violated.