Statement delivered by Spain at UNSC Open Debate on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Security Council Open Debate on “Challenges in addressing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials” (23 August 2016) (Introduction) Mr. President, Few issues are as relevant as the one chosen for this debate, as the risk of the use of WMD challenges global security and human existence itself. Unfortunately, far from being a [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:56+00:00 24/08/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Remarks of PR Román Oyarzun at 1540 Formal Open Consultations

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS – 1540 FORMAL OPEN CONSULTATIONS (20 June 2016) Excellencies, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the 1540 Committee, I would like to welcome you to the formal open consultations on the Comprehensive Review of resolution 1540. We gather here today and until next Wednesday to ensure that the review is informed by Member States, relevant [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:04+00:00 20/06/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Speeches|

Statement by SFA of Spain, Ignacio Ybañez, at Open Consultations of 1540 Committee

New York, 20 June 2016 STATEMENT DELIVERED BY THE SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SPAIN, MR. IGNACIO YBÁÑEZ, AT THE FORMAL OPEN CONSULTATIONS OF THE 1540 COMMITTEE ON THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF RESOLUTION 1540 (2004) Mr. Chairman, Mr. President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Before I start my statement, I would like to mention that Spain [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:05+00:00 20/06/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Speeches|

Peace negotiations in Colombia

​The Government of Spain welcomes the announcement made on Wednesday by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (Spanish acronym: ELN) on the start of formal peace negotiations. 31/03/2016 This announcement starts a new encouraging phase in the process to forge peace for the country. The government trusts that the ELN will adopt the humanitarian measures necessary to [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:20+00:00 01/04/2016|Categories: Press Room, Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Attack in Iraq

The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Thursday in the football stadium in Iskandariyah, killing at least 41 people and leaving many others injured. The cruelty of the terrorists is once again patently clear, given that their targets were civilians taking part in a sporting event. 26/03/2016 The government expresses its [...]

2016-03-28T15:45:03+00:00 26/03/2016|Categories: Press Room, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

​Terrorist attacks in Belgium

​The Government of Spain expresses its profound regret and condemnation, in light of the news received, regarding the many victims of the terrorist attacks carried out on Tuesday at Zaventum Airport and a Brussels underground station in Belgium, which once again show the most brutal and inhumane face of those who only know how to employ the language of violence [...]

2016-03-23T16:30:23+00:00 23/03/2016|Categories: Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Open Briefing on Resolution 2270

OPEN BRIEFING ON RESOLUTION 2270 CHAIR OF COMMITTEE 1718 16 MARCH 2016   OPENING REMARKS Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Committee and the Panel of Experts, as well as the Secretariat, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this open briefing of the Security Council 1718 Committee. I would like to thank the Secretariat [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:22+00:00 16/03/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

MFA Official Statement on Elections in Niger

Spain welcomes the peaceful and calm way under which the presidential elections in Niger that took place on Monday unfolded and congratulates the people of Niger for their democratic maturity shown on election day.  23/02/2016 The Government of Spain urges all the political players in Niger to maintain the same degree of responsibility and calm exercised to date during all [...]

2016-02-24T21:14:40+00:00 24/02/2016|Categories: Speeches, Uncategorized|

Security Council Press statement on terrorist attacks in Syria

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Homs and Damascus, Syria, on 21 February, for which Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) claimed responsibility, during which more than 130 people were killed and hundreds injured. They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:36+00:00 23/02/2016|Categories: Press Statements, Uncategorized, Speeches, Uncategorized|

Joint Statement by Egypt, Ukraine and Spain at UNSC Open Debate on review of the peacebuilding architecture

Joint Statement by Egypt, Spain and Ukraine At the UN Security Council Open Debate on“Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture”   23rd February 2016   Mr. President, The ongoing review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture takes place at a defining moment for the Organization. With rising number of violent conflicts and with the changing nature of these conflicts, the [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:36+00:00 23/02/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Speeches, Uncategorized|