speech, he pointed out that this priority was identified by the Non-Aligned
Movement in the 16th Ministerial Conference held in Bali, Indonesia, in May,
2011, the www.cubaminrex.cu Web site reported.
He also highlighted that the recently created Community of Latin American
and Caribbean States acknowledged that importance, when it issued, in
December, a communique referred to their total elimination.
Most states don’t have nuclear weapons. However, he asked: what guarantee
can this majority segment of actors in the international community have that
the states having nuclear weapons will not use them against their
Romero recalled that Article Six of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of
Nuclear Weapons establishes that each party commits itself to hold
negotiations in good faith about efficient measures referred to the
cessation of the arms race (of this type of weapons) and disarmament.
Likewise, the Article establishes that each party should commit itself to
negotiations for a treaty of general and complete disarmament, under strict
and efficient international control.
The CD was created in 1979 as the only multilateral entity of the
international community to be in charge of negotiations in the sphere of
disarmament, following a proposal by the first extraordinary session of the
UN General Assembly in 1978, where matters of this nature where discussed.