|Saudi Mission Hosts Reception for U.N. Non-Proliferation Resolution|
12th December 2012
The Saudi Arabian Mission to the United Nations hosted tonight a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, highlighting a landmark 2004 U.N. Security Council resolution. The resolution addresses the risks posed by non-state actors, including terrorists, acquiring nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Saudi Arabia’s U.N. Ambassador Abdallah Y. Al- Mouallimi hosted the event, which was attended by U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Undersecretary-General for Disarmament Angela Kane, as well as ambassadors from several U.N. member states including members of the Security Council.
Saudi Arabia has donated $500,000 to the Security Council’s 1540 Committee, which monitors implementation of the resolution that has the support of regional bodies such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States .
Ambassador Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi noted that the Kingdom was instrumental in setting up the U.N. Counter Terrorism Center and has undertaken to fund the center for its first three years. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the mechanisms contained in the resolution to prevent terrorists and other groups from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and thanked Saudi Arabia for its continued support.