GENEVA / CONFERENCE DISARMAMENT

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Tatyana Valovaya, the newly appointed Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, addressed the Conference on Disarmament for the first time on Wednesday, reaffirming her unwavering commitment to supporting the critical work of the Conference and its important mandate. UNTV CH

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DATELINE: 14 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Geneva headquarters

14 AUGUST 2019, GENEVA

2. Wide shot, Conference Room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tatiana Valovaya, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva:
“The current escalation of tensions globally is severely jeopardizing the acquis of disarmament, non-proliferation and the entire body of the existing instruments. As Secretary-General Guterres noted last February, key components of the international arms control architecture are collapsing. This trend makes the need for progress in the Conference all the more urgent.”
2. Wide shot, Conference Room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tatiana Valovaya, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva:
“New scientific, technological developments and dynamics are challenging the international security paradigm. For us to move forward and get things done to deliver on the important mandate bestowed on this body, we must ensure that the Conference does what it was intended to do: to negotiate and agree new instruments governing complex, sensitive and urgent issues of national and international security, issues that impact on every living being on this planet."

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Tatyana Valovaya, the newly appointed Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, addressed the Conference on Disarmament for the first time on Wednesday (14 Aug), reaffirming her unwavering commitment to supporting the critical work of the Conference and its important mandate.

To move forward and get things done to deliver on the important mandate bestowed on this body, Valovaya said the Conference must do what it was intended to do: negotiate and agree new instruments governing complex, sensitive and urgent issues of national and international security, issues that impacted on every living being on this planet. The Conference had been a key instrument of multilateral disarmament and arms control for 40 years, but its success depended on the will and commitment of its Member States, stressed Valovaya.

The Conference on Disarmament is the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. It covers practically all multilateral arms control and disarmament problems, with a current focus on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament; prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters; prevention of an arms race in outer space; effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons including radiological weapons; comprehensive programme of disarmament and transparency in armaments.
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