Programmes Financed from Voluntary Contributions, 2014-2015

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Programmes Financed from Voluntary Contributions, 2014-2015

This report illustrates how the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs has been able to achieve concrete results though partnerships with its donors, and how essential such support is in attaining important disarmament goals.

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Everyday Disarmament Cards

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Everyday Disarmament Cards

The issues listed on the Everyday Disarmament Cards are topics and concerns that the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs deals with regularly, and guide its efforts to provide substantive support to expert groups, organize seminars, prepare and disseminate publications, inaugurate exhibits, launch media events, and promote outreach and advocacy.

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Study on Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Prepared on the Recommendation of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

This study examines the characteristics of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), how international law applies to the use of armed UAVs to conduct targeted strikes outside areas of active hostilities, and ideas for improving transparency, oversight and accountability in the development, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer and use of armed UAVs.

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UN Disarmament Yearbook, 2014, part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, Volume 39: 2014 (Part II)

This publication summarizes developments and trends in 2014 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. It reviews the activities of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission.

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Secretary-General’s Mechanism: A lessons-learned exercise

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The Secretary-General's Mechanism for Investigation of Alleged Use of Chemical, Bacteriological (Biological) or Toxin Weapons

A lessons-learned exercise for the United Nations Mission in the Syrian Arab Republic

The final report of the lessons-learned exercise includes concrete conclusions and recommendations for strengthening the application of the Secretary-General's Mechanism, which has proven to be an effective, impartial and objective tool for the investigation of alleged use of chemical or biological weapons.

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Guide to Participating in the Confidence-Building Measures of the Biological Weapons Convention

This guide provides practical advice and guidance to officials responsible for preparing submissions on Confidence-Building Measures that aim to prevent or reduce the occurrence of ambiguities, doubts and suspicions and to improve international cooperation in the field of peaceful biological activities.

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2014 Disarmament Yearbook, Part I

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, Volume 39: 2014 (Part I)

Compiles the resolutions and decisions of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly and the voting patterns in the General Assembly and the First Committee. Contains a snapshot of votes by thematic cluster.

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Civil Society and Disarmament: 2014

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Civil Society and Disarmament: 2014

The Importance of Civil Society in United Nations and Intergovernmental Processes: Views from Four Delegates to the United Nations

Four delegates from Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, and Mexico share their personal views on the impact civil society stakeholders have had in matters relating to disarmament and arms control.

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Disarmament and Related Treaties

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Disarmament and Related Treaties

This publication contains the text of multilateral treaties that focus on nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms, and nuclear-weapon-free zones, all of which are essential for promoting peace and security. It also includes treaties in which disarmament and non-proliferation are important elements within a larger framework of issues.

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Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

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Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

This CCW Booklet provides a brief background and history to the Convention and its Protocols, interesting facts on the CCW, information on how States can join and participate in the CCW’s meetings, and the mandate of and support provided by the CCW Implementation Support Unit. The booklet is designed to be a guide for those States considering joining the CCW and a useful resource for those working to promote universalization.

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