Last night Parliament unanimously adopted my resolution calling on New Zealand to support the UN Secretary-General’s Five Point Plan for Nuclear Disarmament which endorses the goal of a Nuclear Weapons Convention. This comes on the back of Obama’s leadership on this issue and the current NPT Review Conference being held in New York.
It’s great to see cross-party support for this resolution. I’ve been frustrated by the Government’s footdragging on this issue over the last month. In Paul Hutchison’s speech last night we finally see the Government starting to make the right noises on nuclear disarmament. I hope now Minister te Heuheu will use this resolution to add New Zealand’s voice to the growing call for the Nuclear Weapons Convention. You can watch my speech here.