Spiegazione di voto pronunciata dall’Ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi, Rappresentante Permanente dell’Italia presso le Nazioni Unite e Presidente del Consiglio di Sicurezza, in occasione della Risoluzioni sul rinnovo del mandato del Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) dell’Organizzazione per la proibizione delle armi chimiche (OPAC) —
Italy supported the resolution put forward by Japan and wishes to thank the Japanese delegation for its effort.
We have already stated many times, including yesterday in this chamber, the important we attached to the global non-proliferation architecture and to the need to ensure accountability for violation of its norm.
The JIM is a crucial tool in this respect and we are not ready to simply accept that the existence of this mechanism is over.
We are, once again, disappointed for the result of the vote, we have until midnight if there is even the slightest chance by then to renew the mandate we will contribute constructively to grasp that last chance.
Otherwise we will continue working on this issue, striving to find agreement on an issue of crucial importance for all of us and fulfilling the responsibility of this council.
Italy also supports the proposal of Sweden.