Committee
Disarmament and International Security Committee
Country
Zimbabwe

Author

Jeremy Leow
Singapore

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/6196

Committee: Disarmament and Security Council (DISEC) Country: The Republic of Zimbabwe Delegate: Jeremy Leow

Topic A: Nuclear Non-proliferation in the Middle East

Introduction

This issue is one that is pertinent and has been debated for for decades ever since the world anticipated the possibility of a nuclear war in the 1960s, when the Cuban Missile Crisis took place. The aftermath of this incident saw the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT in short) -a landmark international treaty. It aimed to achieve non-proliferation, promote cooperation and peaceful use of nuclear energy and further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament. The first two aims have successfully achieved to a large extent but not the third.

Our Stand and Involvement

First and foremost, Zimbabwe is one of the many countries to have signed this treaty. Given the complexity of the situation, it is not surprising to see that countries are acted in their own interests. Iran for example is developing its nuclear energy, justifying that Israel too has a nuclear arsenal. Furthermore, we have also signed the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty_(1)_ and our position on the issue remains the same today.

When Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations, Boniface Chidyausiku, addressed the conference to review the NPT, he mentioned th...

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