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Belgium Joins UN Security Council With Remit to Support DU Ban.

On the 14th of December 2006 the Commission on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the Belgian Senate adopted a draft resolution on Belgium's forthcoming membership of the UN Security Council
15 January 2007 - Ria Verjauw

The 11 page document contained the following:

2) promoting peace

a. on disarmament

The Commission requests the Belgian Federal government to use its seat as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during the period of January 1st 2007 to December 31st 2008 to realise the following recommendations:

- encouraging other states to sign the treaty on certain conventional weapons (Geneva convention October 10th 1980) and to sign and ratify the protocols,

- to enlarge the application of Protocol III of the treaty on certain conventional weapons dealing with incendiary weapons to prevent further use of white phosphorous shells, and to stop the use of ammunition containing depleted uranium.