Disarmament work needs to be brought back on track

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A lack of political will is affecting the work of United Nations bodies dealing with disarmament issues, according to the President of the General Assembly.

Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the opening of the 2012 session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC) in New York on Monday that disarmament bodies are at a crucial juncture as they face what he described as "a growing resistance to initiative and compromise".

"In the case of UNDC and the Conference on Disarmament, this has brought the work of both bodies to a stalemate for over a decade. This situation cannot, and indeed should not, be sustained .Against that background, I cannot stress more the responsibility and opportunity we all share today to bring the disarmament machinery, including UNDC, back on track."

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