Contents

The texts of all disarmament resolutions and decisions are contained in Appendix VI.

Foreword
Note

Chapter I

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2002
First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference
Issues related to the CTBT
Conference on Disarmament, 2002
Bilateral agreements and other issues
Missile-related issues
Strategic doctrines
Draft Convention on Nuclear Terrorism
IAEA safeguards
Nuclear safety and radioactive waste, including physical protection
Radiological weapons
Export Controls
General Assembly, 2002
Conclusion

Annex I

Chairman's Factual Statement for the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference, first session

Chapter II

Biological and chemical weapons

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2002
Biological Weapons
Chemical Weapons: the Chemical Weapons Convention and the OPCW
UNMOVIC
Australia Group
General Assembly, 2002
Conclusion

Chapter III

Conventional Weapons Issues

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2002
Small arms and light weapons
Transparency in conventional arms transfers and military expenditures
Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
Conference on Disarmament, 2002
Transparency in armaments
The Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW)
The Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW)
Anti-Personnel Mines
Wassenaar Arrangement
General Assembly, 2002
Conclusion

Annex I

Composite table of replies of Governments for the Register of Conventional Arms: Calendar Year 2001*

Chapter IV

Regional disarmament

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2002
Nuclear-weapon-free zones
Conventional disarmament at regional levels
General Assembly, 2002

Chapter V

Other Issues

Introduction
Terrorism and disarmament
General Assembly, 2002
Outer space
Conference on Disarmament, 2002
General Assembly, 2002
Information security and the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
General Assembly, 2002
Relationship between disarmament and development
General Assembly, 2002
Depleted uranium
General Assembly, 2002
Multilateralism and disarmament
General Assembly, 2002
General Assembly, 2002

Annex I

2002/25
The prevention of human rights violations caused by the availability and misuse of small arms and light weapons

Annex II

Human rights and weapons of mass destruction, or with indiscriminate effect, or of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering

Chapter VI

Institutional aspects

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2002
Conference on Disarmament, 2002
Disarmament Commission, 2002
The question of a fourth special session on disarmament
Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
Disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services
Department of Disarmament Affairs
General Assembly, 2002
Conclusion

Annex I

Members of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, 2002

Annex II

Agenda items of the General Assembly as allocated to the First Committee

Chapter VII

Studies, education and information

Introduction
Disarmament studies
Studies completed in 2002
The issue of missiles in all aspects
Study on disarmament and non-proliferation education
Third and fourth sessions in 2002
Unprecedented role for non-governmental organizations
Report of the expert group
Ways to promote education and training in disarmament and non-proliferation at all levels of formal and informal education
Studies in progress
Studies mandated in 2002
United Nations Disarmament Information Programme (UNDIP)
Disarmament agenda for the 21st century- Beijing Conference
DDA panels, NGO panel discussions and participation in the NPT
Symposia and panel discussions
Asymmetrical Warfare and the Revolution in Military Affairs
Biological Weapons Convention and Bio-Terrorism
Disarmament and Development: New choices for security and prosperity
Disarmament in conflict prevention
The impact of 11 September on the disarmament agenda for the 21st century
Outer Space Treaty at thirty-five
UN Register of Conventional Arms
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
General Assembly, 2002

Annex I

Composition of the Group of Governmental Experts on the issue of missiles in all its aspects

Annex II

Participants in one or more sessions of the Group of Governmental Experts to prepare a United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education

Annex III

Composition of the Group of Governmental Experts on identifying and tracing illicit small arms and light weapons

Annex IV

Publications and other materials of the Department of Disarmament Affairs or produced in collaboration with the Department.

Annex V

Publications of UNIDIR

Annex VI

List of symposia and panels sponsored by DDA

Appendix I

Status of multilateral arms regulation and disarmament agreements

Appendix II

Fifth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction

Appendix III

Report of the Fourth Annual Conference of the States Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects

Annex III to the Report to the Final Document of the Third Annual Conference

Appendix IV

Declaration of the Fourth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Appendix V

Report of the Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects

Appendix VI

Text of disarmament resolutions and decisions

Appendix VII

Table of Resolutions and Decisions on Disarmament Issues

Appendix VIII

Voting patterns of resolutions and decisions on disarmament adopted by the General Assembly in 2002

Appendix IX

Disarmament resolutions and decisions listed by chapter

Appendix X

List of reports and notes of the Secretary-General

Appendix XI

Abbreviations and acronyms

Selective Index