To define contemporary disarmament and non-proliferation education and training, while taking into account the need to promote a culture of non-violence and peace.
To assess the current situation of disarmament and non-proliferation education and training at the primary, secondary, university and postgraduate levels of education, in all regions of the world.
To recommend ways to promote education and training in disarmament and non-proliferation at all levels of formal and informal education, in particular the training of educators, parliamentarians, municipal leaders, military officers and government officials.
To examine ways to utilize more fully evolving pedagogic methods, particularly the revolution in information and communications technology, including distance learning, to enhance efforts in disarmament education and training at all levels, in the developed and developing world.
To recommend ways in which organisations of the United Nations system with special competence in disarmament or education (or both) can harmonise and co-ordinate their efforts in disarmament and non-proliferation education.
To devise ways to introduce disarmament and non-proliferation education into post-conflict situations, as a contribution to peace-building.