Revitalizing the General Assembly First Committee

Publication - 8 March, 2006
A seminar organized by the Dutch government6 October 2005, United Nations, New York. Remarks by Felicity Hill, Greenpeace International

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Executive summary: The Committee’s work is more important than ever; what is needed is an increased commitment of human and economic resources towards disarmament information, activities, education, processes and agreements through implementation and deliberation. Any revitalization can’t be done in the context of scarcity. If this discussion of ‘efficiency’ or ‘structural adjustment’ causes a withdrawal of resources, it will not achieve revitalization. If it compromises either human and economic on the part of states, then the exercise would be a withdrawal of vitamins and not the reverse, this lovely word, revitalization.

Num. pages: 7