UNGA to more closely work with nuclear test ban organization

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-27 17:08:32|Editor: mmm
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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday adopted a resolution to boost cooperation between the United Nations and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization(CTBTO).

At the 39th plenary meeting of the General Assembly 73rd session, member states expressed strong support for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, adding that its verification regime is a critical element of the global nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament architecture.

Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the CTBTO's Preparatory Commission, said that if the international community is serious about its commitment to achieve a world free from nuclear tests, it must be prepared to "act upon every opportunity to promote the instrument and advance its entry into force."

"There is no greater threat to peace and security than the use of weapons of mass destruction," he said.

Several member states also expressed support for boosting cooperation between the United Nations and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

Spain's delegate Maria Bassols Delgado said that fighting terrorism and transnational crime requires sufficient cooperation among various stakeholders.

On the same day, the UNGA also adopted resolutions calling for more cooperation between the UN and other international and regional organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization.

One resolution on the impact of rapid technological change on 2030 Agenda goals was also adopted at the Assembly.