FIFTH UNITED NATIONS-REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT, NON-PROLIFERATION, TAKING PLACE FROM 13 TO 15 DECEMBER

15 December 2006
DC/3058

FIFTH UNITED NATIONS-REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT, NON-PROLIFERATION, TAKING PLACE FROM 13 TO 15 DECEMBER

15 December 2006
Press Release
DC/3058
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

FIFTH United Nations-REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT,

NON-PROLIFERATION, TAKING PLACE FROM 13 TO 15 DECEMBER

 

NEW YORK, 15 December (Department for Disarmament Affairs) -- The Fifth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues is taking place on Jeju Island, the Republic of Korea, from 13 to 15 December.

The Conference entitled “Beyond the Stalemate:  Revitalizing Efforts to Curb the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Means of Delivery” is addressing, among other things, threats and challenges to the disarmament and non-proliferation regime in a global context, as well as in the regional context of North-East Asia.  Participants will discuss the erosion of confidence in the effectiveness of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; weapons of mass destruction terrorism and non-compliance with the International Atomic Energy Agency ’s recommendations and United Nations Security Council resolutions; as well as multilateral approaches to sensitive areas of the nuclear fuel cycle and strengthening export controls.

Approximately, 25 participants from Governments, academic and research institutes, and non-governmental organizations -- mainly from the Asia and the Pacific region; and international organizations will attend the conference in their personal capacity.

The meeting is supported by generous contributions of the Republic of Korea and interested non-governmental organizations.

For further information, please contact:  Tsutomu Ishiguri, Director, Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, tel.:  212 963 5580, fax: 212 963 1121.

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