UNODA Documents Library

Welcome to the new UNODA Documents Library!

The Documents Library is a specialized archive that provides quick and direct access to United Nations disarmament-related documents from the First Session of the General Assembly and Disarmament meetings and conferences in one convenient location that is accessible to everyone. It includes the SSOD-I, SSOD-II, SSOD-III Final Documents and reports, disarmament resolutions and decisions and treaty review declarations.

After a long-term endeavor to upgrade the database, the new UNODA Documents Library is now under ODA’s official website domain. Documents are categorized by General Assembly session or meeting name. In each category, documents are formatted into a sortable table by symbol and title. Documents archived in the UNDOCS system are accessible in all official languages while older documents are available in English only.

The column on the left tab is the main section of the Library, which allows users to navigate to documents by meeting body or by General Assembly session. Documents of the Conference on Disarmament and Disarmament Commission are categorized by year. The Expert Group tab expands to all Expert Group meetings in the middle of the page. The Special Session on Disarmament opens to the 10th Special Session (SSOD-I), 12th Special Session (SSOD-II), 15th Special Session (SSOD-III) and the Open-Ended Working Group established by the General Assembly. The UN Meeting/Conference and Other Meeting/Conference headings expand to titles or acronyms of important disarmament meetings and treaty review conferences. All other disarmament-related documents are classified by General Assembly session.

General Assembly

Official Records, Agenda items, First Committee documents, General Assembly and Security Council documents, Reports of the Secretary-General, Disarmament resolutions and decisions, General Assembly resolutions and decisions, Security Council resolutions

Expert Group – UN Studies and Groups/Panels of Governmental Experts (GGEs/PGEs)

  • Conference of experts for the study of possible measures which might be helpful in preventing surprise attack
  • Conference of experts to Study the Possibility of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on the Suspension of Nuclear Tests
  • Consultative group on the economic and social consequences of the arms race
  • Expert Group on Chemical and Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons
  • Expert Group on Disarmament and Development
  • Expert Group on the Reduction of Military Budgets
  • Expert Group on verification in all its aspects
  • GGE established pursuant to GA resolution 61/72, to consider further steps to enhance cooperation with regard to the issue of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus
  • GGE established pursuant to GA resolution 61/89 to examine the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms
  • GGE on confidence-building measures
  • GGE on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security
  • GGE on disarmament and non-proliferation education
  • GGE on nuclear-weapon-free zones
  • GGE on regional disarmament
  • GGE on small arms
  • GGE on the application of confidence-building measures in outer space
  • GGE on the operation and further development of the UN Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures
  • GGE on the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms
  • GGE on unilateral nuclear disarmament measures
  • GGE on ways and means of promoting transparency in international transfers of conventional arms
  • GGE to carry out a comprehensive study of concepts of security
  • GGE to carry out a comprehensive study on the military use of research and development
  • GGE to carry out a comprehensive study on the naval arms race
  • GGE to make recommendations on possible aspects that could contribute to but not negotiate a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
  • GGE to study the institutional arrangements relating to the process of disarmament
  • GGE to undertake a study on defensive security concepts and policies
  • Group of consultant experts on chemical and bacteriological (biological) weapons
  • Group of consultant experts on napalm and other incendiary weapons
  • Group of consultant experts on provisional procedures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
  • Group of consultant experts on the economic and social consequences of the arms race and of military expenditures
  • Group of consultant experts on the effects of the possible use of nuclear weapons and on the security and economic implications for States of the acquisition and further development of these weapons
  • Group of consultant experts to carry out a study on the climatic and other global consequences of nuclear war
  • Group of experts on a comprehensive study on nuclear weapons
  • Group of experts on all aspects of the conventional arms race and on disarmament relating to conventional weapons and armed forces
  • Group of experts on charting potential uses of resources allocated to military activities for civilian endeavours to protect the environment
  • Group of experts on Israeli nuclear armament
  • Group of experts on napalm and other incendiary weapons
  • Group of experts on South Africa’s plan and capability in the nuclear field
  • Group of experts on the consequences of the Israeli armed attack against the Iraqi nuclear installations
  • Group of experts on the contributions of nuclear technology to the economic and scientific advancement of the developing countries
  • Group of experts on the organization and financing of the World Disarmament Campaign under the auspices of the United Nations
  • Group of experts on the problem of ammunition and explosives
  • Group of experts on the relationship between disarmament and international security
  • Group of experts to examine the modalities and elements for the preparation and implementation of a convention or treaty on the denuclearization of Africa
  • Group of experts to investigate reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons
  • Panel of Governmental Experts on the issue of missiles in all its aspects

UN Meeting/Conference

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)
Disarmament and Development
Convention on Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD)
Non-Nuclear Weapon States
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
Pledging Conference
Role of UN in Disarmament
Small Arms
Conference of the Ten Nation Committee on Disarmament (TNCD)
World Disarmament Conference

Other Meeting/Conference

Anti-Personnel Land Mines Convention (APLC)
Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Partial Test-Ban Treaty (PTBT)
Sea-Bed Treaty