UNGA adopts new resolution in support of the HCoC

a-res_71_33_en_page_1On 5 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/71/33 titled “The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation” by a recorded vote of 166 in favour – including 34 by non-subscribing States – to 1 against, with 16 abstentions.

By that text, the Assembly invited all States that had not yet subscribed to the Code of Conduct to do so, bearing in mind the right to use space for peaceful purposes.  It also encouraged the exploration of further ways and means to deal effectively with the problem of the proliferation of ballistic missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction, to take the measures necessary to avoid contributing to such delivery systems and to continue to deepen the relationship between the Code of Conduct and the United Nations.

This resolution was submitted by Kazakhstan as HCoC Chair for 2016-2017, and co-sponsored by 77 States.

Find the text of all the UNGA resolutions in support of the HCoC in UN languages here.