CHAPTER V

Related issues and approaches


Introduction

This chapter covers the following important issues: the recommendations of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change on issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation, and the recommendations made by the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters as its contribution to the work of the High-level Panel; terrorism and disarmament; prevention of an arms race in outer space; human rights, human security and disarmament; information security and the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament; the relationship between disarmament and development; gender and disarmament; multilateralism and disarmament; and arms limitation and disarmament agreements, including verification of compliance. The common thread that runs through all these issues is how the international community is tackling the relationship of those issues to weapons and the disarmament process. Individually, each represents a significant step taken by the multilateral disarmament machinery or by other multilateral bodies of the United Nations system.