||<p>We will vote against the draft resolution at the UN in December on the holding
of a UN high level conference in May 2018 to review progress on nuclear disarmament.
We do not believe that a Conference mandated by this resolution will lead to effective
progress on nuclear disarmament. It will not address the serious threats to international
peace and security posed by nuclear <del class="ministerial">non</del> proliferation
nor will it take account of the international security environment. The Tbilisi Declaration
was adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and not by the Government. If the Conference
is held, we will consider our approach closer to the time.</p>