Special Sessions of the General Assembly
devoted to Disarmament

 

The General Assembly has held three Special Sessions devoted to Disarmament (SSOD). There was SSOD-I in 1978, SSOD-II in 1982 and SSOD-III in 1988 (see links below). Only SSOD-I succeeded in producing a final document.

Since 1995, the General Assembly has been calling for a fourth session on disarmament. It then established a Working Group in 2003 to discuss the agenda and the possibility of establishing a preparatory committee for a fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (SSOD-IV).

By resolution A/61/60, in 2007 the General Assembly established an Open-Ended Working Group on SSOD-IV to consider the objectives and agenda, including the possible establishment of the preparatory committee, for an SSOD-IV.

The Open-Ended Working Group met from 25 to 29 June 2007, from 30 July to 3 August 2007 and from 27 to 31 August 2007 under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Alfredo Labbé of Chile.

First Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament

Second Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament

Third Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament

Open-Ended Working Group on SSOD-IV (2007)

General Assembly draft decision A/62/L.49 was adopted as decision A/62/552 on 11 September 2008

General Assembly draft decision A/C.1/63/L.22 was adopted without a vote as decision A/63/519 on 2 December 2008

SSOD-IV in the Disarmament Yearbook>>>