Disarmament

Disarmament

19 January 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Renata Dwan of Ireland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  The Secretary-General is grateful to Jarmo Sareva of Finland for his dedication and commitment in leading the Institute since 2015.

18 January 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in New York today:

17 January 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

22 December 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

18 December 2017
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NEW YORK, 18 December (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific and the Government of Cambodia are jointly organizing a Regional Seminar on Illicit Trafficking and Diversion of Small Arms and Light Weapons and Other Conventional Arms and Ammunition in South‑East Asia.  The Seminar will be held from 19 to 20 December in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

18 December 2017
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Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message on the twentieth anniversary of the Anti‑Personnel Mine Ban Convention (the Ottawa Convention), in Vienna today:

15 December 2017
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in New York today:

11 December 2017
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NEW YORK, 11 December (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is organizing the first “Symposium on Women and Security” from 12 to 13 December in Lima.

28 November 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

27 November 2017
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NEW YORK, 27 November (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The twenty‑seventh United Nations‑Japan Conference on Disarmament Issues will take place in the International Conference Centre in Hiroshima from 29 to 30 November.

14 November 2017
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NEW YORK, 14 November (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The sixteenth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non‑proliferation Issues will take place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on 16 and 17 November. 

16 October 2017
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On 29 September 2017, the Procurement Working Group of the Joint Commission transmitted to the Security Council updated versions of documents offering practical information on the procurement channel, established by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and endorsed by resolution 2231 (2015), for the review of proposals by States seeking to engage in certain transfers of nuclear or dual-use goods, technology, and/or related services to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

13 October 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

6 October 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

26 September 2017
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The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, in cooperation with the Government of Thailand, is organizing a workshop for Member States of the South-East Asian region to tackle the challenges related to the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1540 (2004).  This event will be held at the United Nations Building in Bangkok, Thailand, from 27 to 28 September 2017.

26 September 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, in New York today:

26 September 2017

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that the number of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh has surpassed 700,000, with 480,000 arriving since late August.  The United Nations continues to provide aid, but the massive influx of refugees is outpacing the capacity to respond.

22 September 2017
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On the side-lines of the seventy-second general debate at United Nations Headquarters, 71 Member States and two Observer States undertook a total of 98 treaty actions in a four-day event that ended today.

20 September 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, in New York today:

20 September 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Article XIV Conference” on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, in New York today: