UNODA Spotlight

3rd Edition of Disarmament: A Basic Guide is Available Online. New Foreword by UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas
20 Dec 2011
3rd Edition of Disarmament: A Basic Guide is Available Online — New Foreword by UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas
CTBTO to hold an Advanced Course on the verification technologies of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
22 Nov 2011
CTBTO to hold an Advanced Course on the verification technologies of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). View the lectures through a live streaming video. 28 November to 9 December 2011
Web Videos from CTBTO
27 Oct 2011
Poetry for Peace Contest
15 Sep 2011
Enter the Poetry for Peace Contest
— The contest runs through October 14.
The Challenge of Sustaining Progress on Global Nuclear Disarmament
08 Aug 2011

The Challenge of Sustaining Progress on Global Nuclear Disarmament
(PDF) — A speech by High Representative Sergio Duarte to the World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs in Nagasaki, Japan
Follow-up to the high-level meeting held on 24 September 2010
28 Jul 2011
Follow-up to the high-level meeting held on 24 September 2010 – Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations
New York 27-29 July 2011
23rd UN-Japan Conference on Disarmament
27 Jul 2011
Urgent and United Action Toward a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
by Hannelore Hoppe
Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs delivered at the 23rd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues
23rd UN-Japan Conference on Disarmament
25 Jul 2011
UN Disarmament Conference to Discuss Actions towards a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Matsumoto, Japan
27-29 July
Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
22 Jul 2011
Report of the Secretary-General: Work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters — Focus on Revitalizing Disarmament Machinery.
Grosso Calibre
20 Jul 2011
Grosso Calibre is a new addition to
UNODA’s Disarmament Education Video Library. One of three winners of Oxfam’s 2010 Shooting Poverty competition, the film explores the culture of armed violence in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.
Podcast interview with Dr. Kathleen Sullivan on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education
19 Jul 2011
UNODA presents new podcast interview series, Disarmament Today. Inaugural interview with Dr. Kathleen Sullivan on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education.
Toward a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction
08 Jul 2011
Toward a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction, remarks by High Representative Duarte at EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Seminar
59th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, European Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament
06 Jul 2011
59th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, European Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament, statement by the Secretary-General with addresses to the conference by the High Representative
Disarmament event hosted by UNIDIR
06 Jul 2011
High Representative Sergio Duarte speaks at Geneva Forum sponsored by UNIDIR in a speech entitled “The Conference on Disarmament: The Ghost in the Machine”
Concept Paper by Randy Rydell
29 Jun 2011
Senior Political Affairs Officer Randy Rydell delivers new concept paper on the processes, conditions, and stages for a humanitarian approach “to achieve and maintain a world free of nuclear weapons.”
The Secretary-General's message to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety
21 Jun 2011
The Secretary-General’s message to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety (PDF) — Delivered by Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
Chad signs action plan to end recruitment and use of children in its national army and security forces
17 Jun 2011
Chad signs action plan with UN ending use of child soldiers — The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict travelled to Chad this week to witness the signing of an agreement between the Chadian Government and the United Nations.
Achievements and Challenges of the UN Disarmament Machinery
16 Jun 2011

Achievements and Challenges of the UN Disarmament Machinery
(PDF), a speech by Hannelore Hoppe, Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, delivered at Annual NATO Conference on WMD in Bergen, Norway
Mozambique joins the Biological Weapons Convention
31 May 2011
Mozambique joins the Biological Weapons Convention, bringing the membership of the treaty to 164.
A Global View of the WMD Environment
31 May 2011
A Global View of the WMD Environment (PDF), a speech by
Hannelore Hoppe,
Director and Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Conference on Disarmament Opens Second Part of its 2011 Session
17 May 2011
Conference on Disarmament Opens Second Part of its 2011 Session — Discusses the enlargement of the membership of the conference.
Secretary-General's 10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict
11 May 2011
The Secretary-General’s 10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict calls for better protection from attacks on schools and hospitals. — Read the full report here (PDF)
April 6th
06 May 2011
Another finalist from the Shooting Poverty competition,
April 6th
is the story of a young widow who became an activist against the human suffering caused by armed violence. This film is a recent addition to UNODA’s Disarmament Education Video Library.
Bang for Your Buck
06 May 2011
A finalist from Oxfam’s Shooting Poverty competition,
Bang for Your Buck examines grenade violence in post-conflict Burundi. This film is a recent addition to UNODA’s Disarmament Education Video Library.
2009 Disarmament Yearbook now available as an eBook
02 May 2011
The 2009 Disarmament Yearbook is now available as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. Also readable on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry. Versions for Kobo, Sony Reader and iBooks to follow.
Secretary-General salutes Ukraine's role in nuclear disarmament
29 Apr 2011
Secretary-General salutes Ukraine’s role in nuclear disarmament — Ban Ki-moon also spoke on emergency preparedness and offered concrete steps on enhancing nuclear safety.
Spanish language editorial in El Peruano based on interview with High Representative
26 Apr 2011
Spanish language editorial in El Peruano based on interview with High Representative. — Auto-translated English version.
Secretary-General's message on the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
25 Apr 2011
Statement on the Global Day of Action on Military Spending
11 Apr 2011
High Representative’s statement on the
Global Day of Action on Military Spending (PDF)
Opening of Mayors for Peace Petition Installation
29 Mar 2011
Recent Speeches by High Representative Sergio Duarte
29 Mar 2011
Secretary-General Appoints Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan as Director-General, UNOG
22 Mar 2011
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Appointed as Director-General, UN Office at Geneva — In this capacity, he will serve as the Secretary-General’s representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
2010 Disarmament Yearbook, Volume 1
15 Mar 2011
2010 Disarmament Yearbook, Volume 1 – GA Resolutions and Decisions (PDF)
Video of HR Sergio Duarte speaking at UNU forum on the NPT
15 Mar 2011
High Representative Sergio Duarte speaks at United Nations University forum on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (Video)