September 16, 2019
 In 2022-Nuclear Disarmament and Emerging Nuclear States

Country: Finland
Delegate Name: Tanner Beavon

Nuclear Disarmament and Emerging Nuclear States
The Republic of Finland
Tanner Beavon
Forest Hills Eastern

Nuclear proliferation is a plague that must be addressed. Finland is greatly concerned with the safety and security of nuclear weapons in order to ensure peaceful applications and strengthen non-proliferation efforts.

Although 84% of Finns support the TPNW, the possibility of joining NATO is something that The Republic of Finland values, which could be put in jeopardy if it is signed. As a country that shares a border with Russia that spans over 1000 km long, we hold a particularly sensitive position when it comes to defensive actions, however, we have no intention of keeping any permanent military bases or nuclear weapons in our territory. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a major contribution to nuclear nonproliferation. Finland supports diplomatic efforts to support the safeguards to ensure peaceful intentions of nuclear programs. We also greatly emphasize the risk of weapons of mass destruction falling into the hand of terrorists. We also urge North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program completely as a starting point toward security and prosperity. Although Finland does not possess nuclear warheads, We emphasize the importance and essential responsibility of the IAEA in nuclear security.

Ultimately Finland’s goal is to achieve full gains of peaceful nuclear applications, implementation of the IAEA monitoring activities, and to encourage all nations to adhere to the guidelines of the Zangger Committee, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and the Missile Technology Control Regime.