Contents

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

Stamp
Foreword
Acknowledgements

Chapter I

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2004
Issues related to NPT
Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference
Issues related to the CTBT
Second Joint Ministerial Statement
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO)
Conference on Disarmament 2004
Nuclear disarmament
Fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices
Negative security assurances
Bilateral agreement and other issues
Six-Party Talks on DPRK nuclear issue
Draft Convention on Nuclear Terrorism
IAEA Verification
Strengthened Safeguards System
Safeguards Implementation
Other Safeguards Implementation Issues
Nuclear safety and security
Application of international safety standards
Convention on Nuclear Safety
Joint Convention
Safe transport of nuclear and radioactive material
Nuclear security and prevention of nuclear terrorism
Physical protection of nuclear material
Radioactive sources
Low Activity Radioactive Waste
Radiological weapons
Missile-related issues
UN Panel of Governmental Experts on the Issue of Missiles in all its Aspects
The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)
Export Controls
Nuclear Suppliers Group
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)
Political declarations and other initiatives
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Annex I

Resolution 1540 (2004)

Chapter II

Biological and chemical weapons

Introduction
Developments and trends 2004
Biological Weapons
Second Meeting of Experts
Second Meeting of States Parties to the BWC
Chemical Weapons
Ninth Session of the Conference of States Parties
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNMOVIC
Briefings
Activities
Australia Group
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Chapter III

Conventional weapons issues

Introduction
Developments and Trends, 2004
Small arms and light weapons
Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in SALW in All Its Aspects
Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) mechanism
Consolidation of Peace through Practical Disarmament Measures
Assistance to States in curbing the illicit traffic in small arms
Transparency in conventional arms transfers and military expenditures
The UN Register of Conventional Arms
Annual report on the Register for the calendar year 2003
Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
The Meeting of the States Parties to the CCW
Meetings of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts
Anti-personnel mines
Nairobi Summit--First Review Conference of States Parties to the Mine-Ban Convention
The Sixth Annual Conference of the States Parties to the Amended Protocol II to the CCW
Wassenaar Arrangement
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Annex I

Composite table of replies of Governments for the UN Register of Conventional Arms: Calendar Year 2003

Chapter IV

Regional disarmament

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2004
Nuclear-weapon-free zones
Conventional Disarmament at Regional Levels
Africa
Americas
Asia and the Pacific
League of Arab States
Europe
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Chapter V

Related issues and approaches

Introduction
Recommendations by the High-level Panel on issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation
Recommendations by the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters as its contribution to the work of the High-level Panel
Terrorism and disarmament
General Assembly, 2004
Outer space
Conference on Disarmament, 2004
General Assembly, 2004
Human rights, human security and disarmament
Fifty-sixth session of Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
Disarmament and Human Security
Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
General Assembly, 2004
Relationship between disarmament and development
Group of Governmental Experts on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development
General Assembly, 2004
Gender and disarmament
Multilateralism and disarmament
General Assembly, 2004
Arms limitation and disarmament agreements, including verification of compliance
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Annex I

Recommendations made by the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters as its contribution to the work of the High Level Panel

Annex II

Decision 2004/123 by the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons

Annex III

Recommendations by the Group of Governmental Experts on the relationship between disarmament and development (Part V. Secretary-General's Report: A/59/119)

Chapter VI

Institutional aspects

Introduction
Developments and trends, 2004
Conference on Disarmament, 2004
Disarmament Commission, 2004
Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
Disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services, 2004
Department of Disarmament Affairs
Regional Centres
General Assembly, 2004
Conclusion

Annex I

Members of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, 2004

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 2004
Studies in progress
Studies mandated in 2004
DDA Implementation of the recommendations of the 2002 UN Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education (DNP)
Implementation of the recommendations by the United Nations and other international organizations
Implementation of the recommendations by non-governmental organizations
United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
E- and print publications
Web site
DDA panels, NGO symposia, exhibits and special events
Activities of the Secretary-General's Messenger of Peace
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
General Assembly, 2004

Annex I

Composition of the Group of Governmental Experts on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development

Annex II

Composition of the Panel of Governmental Experts on the Issue of Missiles in All its Aspects

Annex III

Composition of the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and telecommunications in the context of international security (first session)

Annex IV

Publications and other materials of the Department of Disarmament Affairs or produced in collaboration with the Department and its regional centres

Annex V

UNIDIR Publications

Annex VI

List of symposia and panels sponsored by DDA

Appendix I

Status of multilateral arms regulation and disarmament agreements

Appendix II

Final Report of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Appendix III

An Appeal of the States Parties to Amended Protocol II to the CCW on the Occasion of the Sixth Annual Conference

Appendix IV

Report of Meeting 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 V

Towards a Mine-Free World: The 2004 Nairobi Declaration

Appendix VI

Texts of disarmament resolutions and decisions

Appendix VII

Voting patterns of resolutions and decisions on disarmament adopted by the General Assembly in 2004

Appendix VIII

Table of Resolutions and Decisions on Disarmament Issues

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