General Debate Quiz - Day 1

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  • 1. 
    Out of the 44 paragraphs of the NAM statement, how many were copied and pasted from last year's statement?
    • A. 

      7 (15%)

    • B. 

      18 (44%)

    • C. 

      29 (66%)

    • D. 

      37 (84%)

  • 2. 
    Which speaker said: "It is high time for the international community to translate words into concrete action backed by clear timelines"?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Angela Kane

    • C. 

      European Union

    • D. 

      New Agenda Coalition

  • 3. 
    Which of the following delegations did NOT address nuclear disarmament as a specific issue?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      European Union

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      ASEAN

  • 4. 
    Which of these sentences appeared in India's statement?
    • A. 

      India has contributed to international efforts on advancing global non-proliferation goals and objectives, including through acquiring its own nuclear weapons.

    • B. 

      India has contributed to international efforts on advancing global non-proliferation goals and objectives, including through conducting nuclear weapons tests.

    • C. 

      India has contributed to international efforts on advancing global non-proliferation goals and objectives, including through refusing to join the CTBT.

    • D. 

      India has contributed to international efforts on advancing global non-proliferation goals and objectives, including through effective export controls.

  • 5. 
    In her statement on the theme of shifting to "results-based" disarmament, UN High Representative for Disarmament Angela Kane highlighted the potential of the humanitarian approach as one means of driving this change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A treaty banning nuclear weapons, negotiated with or without the nuclear-armed states, would support which of the following approaches?
    • A. 

      "A different kind of step-by-step approach, one focused on implementing disarmament commitments ... [a] means to identify clearly the interim or proximate goals to guide the disarmament process ... a new “metrics of disarmament” consisting of specific indicators for measuring progress in implementing commitments." - Angela Kane

    • B. 

      "It is not enough to have the will to pursue nonproliferation and disarmament; we have to have a way to pursue nonproliferation and disarmament. We will require all the tools we have available: diplomacy, law, science, technology, economic cooperation, and more." - United States

    • C. 

      "there is an urgent need for serious discussion on all aspects of the requirements of Article VI of the NPT of a framework for nuclear disarmament. All available forums should be used to this end ... We therefore urge States parties to the NPT during the 2015 Review Conference to establish a subsidiary body to explore options for the elaboration of these 'effective measures'" - New Agenda Coalition

    • D. 

      All of the above.