UNODA Update (Quarterly)

The UNODA Update is a quarterly e-publication that highlights recent events and activities of the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and other disarmament forums providing links to fuller material and documents available on the Office and related websites.
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3rd quarter Regional UN SaferGuard Technical Workshop on Ammunition Management for Latin America and the Caribbean
3rd quarter Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and ODA hold Regional Workshop on Implications of Developments in Science and Technology for the Biological Weapons Convention in MENA
3rd quarter Regional Centre holds workshop on Women, Peace and Security for NGO representatives and parliamentarians in Southeast Asia
3rd quarter USG/HR Nakamitsu Inaugurates New UNREC Premises, Launches Activities of Arms-Marking Project in Togo and Madagascar
2nd quarter Atomic bomb survivor’s 43-year quest for fate of 12 US POWs
2nd quarter All Women Team from UNODA discusses securing arms and ammunition to save lives
2nd quarter India-Wiesbaden Conference calls for enhanced cooperation with industry in combating proliferation of WMD
2nd quarter Promoting the ratification of the Biological Weapons Convention in Haiti
2nd quarter High Representative visits Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Kathmandu; meets host Government officials
1st quarter DPKO and ODA brief UN staff on the Effective Weapons and Ammunition Management handbook
1st quarter Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and UNODA partner to empower women for peace and security
1st quarter Malian officials trained on new SOPs for physical security and stockpile management of weapons and ammunition
1st quarter Reorienting towards the future: Integrating state-of-the-art weapons and ammunition management into DDR programmes
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4th quarter UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa supports gender perspectives in preventing the acquisition of arms by terrorist groups in Lake Chad Basin
4th quarter RCPD and UNITAR screen documentary “Paper Lanterns” at 27th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima
4th quarter UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa supports the prevention of diversion of weapons by extremist groups in the Lake Chad Basin
4th quarter From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Nuclear Weapons Today: A Professional Development Workshop for High School Educators
4th quarter Arms Control 2.0: Operationalizing Sustainable Development Goals Target 16.4
4th quarter Strengthening Nuclear Disarmament Verification Mechanisms
4th quarter Curbing Arms Flows from a Field Perspective: The Case of Africa
4th quarter Promoting Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education
4th quarter Reinvigorating the Narrative: The Broader Benefits of the Arms Trade Treaty and the Implementation Guide to the ATT and PoA
4th quarter Paper Lanterns: A Film By Barry Frechette
4th quarter Pathways to Banning Fully Autonomous Weapons
4th quarter South-East Asian Workshop on Global Challenges to Successful Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), and Regional Efforts to Address Them
4th quarter Nuclear Disarmament Verification
4th quarter Verified Declarations of Fissile Material Stocks
4th quarter From Vision to Measurable Change on the Ground: Mine Action and Sustainable Development Goals:
4th quarter “Disarmament in Geneva” spotlighted on UN Open Day
4th quarter Autonomous Weapon Systems: Understanding Learning Algorithms and Bias
4th quarter A Draft Treaty for a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East: Time to Envisage the Practical
4th quarter Negative Security Assurances as Practical Steps towards a World Without Nuclear Weapons
4th quarter The Effect of New Technologies on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament: Artificial Intelligence, Hypersonic Technology and Outer Space
4th quarter United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Launches the Disarmament Digital Documents Library
3rd quarter Senior national authorities of Mali validate small arms and light weapons physical security and stockpile management standard operating procedures
3rd quarter International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – September 26
3rd quarter UNREC and UNDP Assist Sahel Countries in Addressing the Illicit Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons
3rd quarter Dag Hammarskjöld Library: Research Guide and Book Exhibit to commemorate International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26 Sep)
3rd quarter Afghanistan’s determination to address the IED problem and its accession to the CCW
3rd quarter Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan share experiences and discuss progress in implementing UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)
3rd quarter Training Workshop to Build Capacity of Central Asian States to Strengthen the Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons
3rd quarter Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Messengers visits United Nations Office at Geneva
3rd quarter 72nd Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering and Looking Towards the Future
3rd quarter Fiji hosts regional workshop to promote the universalization of the Biological Weapons Convention in the Pacific
3rd quarter Assistance to Mauritania in drafting of the initial report on Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)
3rd quarter UNODA intern discovers personal connection to the history of disarmament
3rd quarter United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Regional Industry Outreach Conference for the Pacific Alliance States and Brazil
2nd quarter Training for Southeast Asian States to Strengthen the Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons
2nd quarter National Round Table on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)
2nd quarter Mongolian authorities review measures to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-State actors
2nd quarter Academy Award-winning actor and film producer Michael Douglas visits High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu
2nd quarter UNODA’s regional centre in Lima and OAS provide regional platform for States in Latin America and the Caribbean to engage in open debate on preventing WMD proliferation to non-State actors
2nd quarter UN Disarmament Commission adopts by consensus “Practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons”
2nd quarter United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and European Union Delegation in Geneva co-host a Workshop in Support of the Biological Weapons Convention Extended Assistance Programmes
1st quarter Former President of Costa Rica opens UNODA Women Scholarship for Peace training course
1st quarter Technical and Legal Assistance Project to Support the Philippines in the Implementation of the UN PoA and the ATT
1st quarter United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific resumes its operations from Kathmandu, Nepal
1st quarter 67th Session of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters Discusses the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on International Security
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4th quarter 15th Anniversary of the “Jeju Process”
4th quarter Armed private security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Oversight and accountability in an evolving context
4th quarter High Representative Commemorates UNRCPD’s Resumption of Operations in Kathmandu and Re-launches the “Kathmandu Process”
4th quarter Teaching Educators about Nuclear Disarmament
4th quarter Disarmament Education: The Role of Survivors and Youth
4th quarter Side event: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals- The Role of the Office for Disarmament Affairs Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament
4th quarter UNROCA Side Event – 25th year anniversary
4th quarter 2016 Disarmament Film Series Side Event
4th quarter UNODA hosted a reception in honour of the 30th Anniversary of the Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament
4th quarter “Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen” – Side Event
4th quarter Towards a Globalized ATT: Focus on the Asia-Pacific region
4th quarter Gender & Nuclear Weapons
4th quarter Weapon and Ammunition Management in Conflict-affected Settings: Key Observations and Initiatives
4th quarter Report from the Arms Trade Treaty Conference of States Parties 2016 and Prospects for CSP 2017
4th quarter Nuclear Cruise Missiles
4th quarter Multilateral Negotiations on Nuclear Disarmament – Ways Forward Side Event
4th quarter The Drone Dialogues: New challenges for States on Armed Drones Use and Proliferation
4th quarter Addressing Killer Robots: Next Steps – Side Event
4th quarter Group of Interested States in Practical Disarmament Measures (GIS): Curbing Arms Flows from a Field Perspective: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean – October 18
4th quarter Preventing Harm from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas – Side Event
4th quarter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) – Side Event
4th quarter The Road Ahead for Small Arms and Light Weapons – the 2018 Review Conference
4th quarter Emerging technology, international security, and international law
4th quarter UNODA organizes a photo exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Regional Centres
4th quarter Handing over of signatures in support of the “Appeal of the Hibakusha” for the elimination of nuclear weapons
4th quarter United States Nuclear Policy and Programs – Side Event-October 6th
4th quarter The UN, Cyberspace and International Peace & Security-Side Event-October 5th
4th quarter Disarmament and non-proliferation education side event – October 3
3rd quarter International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – September 26th
3rd quarter Technologies of Peace – September 16 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York
3rd quarter Nagasaki Peace Messenger visits United Nations Office at Geneva
2nd quarter Winners of the Poster for Peace Contest honored
2nd quarter Side event highlights EU support for the Biological Weapons Convention implemented by UNODA
2nd quarter European Union adopts 2.3 million Euro voluntary contribution in support of the Biological Weapons Convention
1st quarter High Level Roundtable on Partnerships for Silencing the Guns in Africa
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4th quarter Hibakusha Meets UN Tour Guides and Interns
4th quarter Workshop on Building Capacity in SALW Control through the United Nations Programme of Action
4th quarter CCW Meeting Takes Forward Mandate on Laws and Paves the Way for 2016 Fifth Review Conference
4th quarter Educating Teachers about Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations
4th quarter First Committee Side Event: End-Use/r Controls Workshop by UNIDIR
4th quarter Side-event on UNIDIR’s development of the International Small Arms and Ammunition Guidance Platform (ISAP)
4th quarter Discussing Drones at the UN Headquarters
4th quarter UNLIREC Provided Assistance on Firearms Forensic Ballistics to Belize
4th quarter Side Event on Cybersecurity and the Way Forward
4th quarter First Committee Side Event on Generation of Change: Encouraging Youth Action for Nuclear Abolition
4th quarter Side event at the First Committee on Nuclear Disarmament Verification
4th quarter Side Event on Cyber and Autonomous Weapons
4th quarter Study on Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
4th quarter Building Networks to Empower Women on Peace and Disarmament Issues
4th quarter Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education Partnership Gains New Strategic Thinkers
4th quarter Women Scholarship for Peace (WSP) Meets Women in Nuclear (WIN)
4th quarter Opening of the Exhibit to Mark the Second International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
3rd quarter Commemoration of International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Geneva
3rd quarter UNLIREC Provided Technical Assistance to Caribbean States to Combat Illicit Firearms
3rd quarter UNLIREC assists Trinidad and Tobago with the strengthening of Maritime and Port Security
3rd quarter The 70th Anniversary Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings Remembered in Vienna
3rd quarter Synergies and complementarities between the Arms Trade Treaty, the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms
3rd quarter UNLIREC contributes to International Expert Consultations on protection of children from armed violence
2nd quarter Togo and Senegal Host Visits by Security Council’s 1540 Committee, 15-16 And 18-19 June 2015
2nd quarter UNLIREC Technical Assistance Package on Operational Forensic Ballistics in the Caribbean
2nd quarter UNLIREC Supports Private Security Companies in Peru in The Management of their Weapons Stockpiles
2nd quarter UNREC organizes workshop on implementation of ATT for African Small Island Developing States
2nd quarter Guide to Participating in the Confidence Building Measures of the Biological Weapons Convention aids States Parties with agreed-to reporting requirements
2nd quarter Promoting nuclear disarmament through film: UNODA’s Nuclear Disarmament Documentary Film Series
2nd quarter Malawi Hosts Visit by Security Council’s 1540 Committee, 20 to 22 May 2015
2nd quarter International maritime operation to facilitate the removal and transport of Syrian chemical materials
2nd quarter UNLIREC provided training to Costa Rica on small arms control
2nd quarter UNLIREC assists Trinidad and Tobago in implementing resolution 1540 (2004)
2nd quarter SIPRI Launches 2014 Military Expenditures Data at UN Headquarters
2nd quarter 2013 Future Policy Award Follow-Up: Arms Control Exchange Between Argentina And Bosnia And Herzegovina
1st quarter Assistance to Liberia in Marking Small Arms
1st quarter The Importance of Civil Society in United Nations and Intergovernmental Processes: Views from Four Delegates to the United Nations
1st quarter UNREC training to MINUSMA on combatting arms trafficking in Mali
1st quarter High Representative briefs member States on the lessons-learned exercise on the UN Mission in Syria
1st quarter Linking the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Arms Control Agendas
1st quarter Regional Non-Proliferation Coordination Workshop takes place in Panama City, Panama
1st quarter UNODA at the 16th Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN) Conference
1st quarter UNRCPD promotes Peace and Disarmament Education in Nepal’s Schools
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4th quarter The Implementation Support Unit on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, a part of the Office for Disarmament Affairs, launches publication
4th quarter UNLIREC’s Forces of Change II publication highlights the contribution of Latin American and Caribbean women to disarmament
4th quarter UNLIREC partners with Mexico to promote gender and youth approaches to implementing the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms and the Arms Trade Treaty
4th quarter Regional Legal Assistance Arms Trade Treaty Workshop Aims at Preparing Governments for Cross-Border Weapons Transfer Responsibilities
4th quarter “Teaching Hiroshima and Nagasaki”, a Workshop on Nuclear Disarmament Held at The United Nations for New York City High School Teachers
4th quarter Regional Workshop on The Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Hosted By The Government of The Republic of Korea
4th quarter UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course launched this week in Costa Rica
4th quarter Control Arms launches 50 Celebrating 50 initiative
4th quarter Boosting Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education
4th quarter The New Zealand Lectures on Disarmament
3rd quarter UNLIREC Launches study on stray bullets in Latin America and the Caribbean
3rd quarter United Nations Art for Peace Exhibit supports the first observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
3rd quarter International Day Against Nuclear Tests
3rd quarter UN Human Rights Expert Report Examines the State of Play on Disarmament, the Related UN Mechanisms and the Adverse Impacts of Military Spending and the Arms Trade
3rd quarter “The Status of the Global Disarmament Agenda: Perspectives from the UN”
3rd quarter UNREC commemorates the centenary of the First World War and the use of chemical weapons
3rd quarter Disarmament Affairs marks Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings at event in Vienna
3rd quarter Malawi Hosts Visit By Security Council’s 1540 Committee, 5-8 August 2014
2nd quarter Grenada makes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1540 on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
2nd quarter UNLIREC provides legal assistance to Guyana to combat illicit firearms trafficking
2nd quarter UN Regional Disarmament Centre Supports Myanmar to Build Capacity in Small Arms Control
2nd quarter World Military Spending: Trends and Implications
2nd quarter UNLIREC and Peru intensify collaboration in arms control through stockpile management training
2nd quarter Advanced Training Course for States of the East African and Southern African sub-regions on conventional ammunition management utilizing the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG)
2nd quarter South Africa hosts workshop on reporting under Security Council Resolution 1540
2nd quarter Law’s Imperative: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
2nd quarter Ceremony at UN Raises Total Number of Ratifications to the Arms Trade Treaty to 31
1st quarter Kazakhstan hosted an international workshop on the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1540 (2004)
1st quarter West African workshop on the implementation of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI)
1st quarter UN Office for Disarmament Affairs Meets Youth Representatives of Soka Gakkai Japan and of SGI-USA Engaged in Disarmament Issues
1st quarter UNLIREC Assists Belize in Combating Illicit Firearms related Crimes through Training
1st quarter Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters concludes its 61st session
1st quarter High Representative Kane Meets with Civil Society Groups Engaged in Disarmament Issues
1st quarter Academic Impact’s Classroom Conversations – “A conversation with Jody Williams”
1st quarter UNLIREC Collaborates with Guyana In the Destruction of Weapons
1st quarter The Mayors for Peace
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4th quarter UNLIREC strengthens the capacity of women in El Salvador to combat illicit arms trafficking
4th quarter UNLIREC and Trinidad and Tobago train Caribbean armourers on stockpile management of small arms and light weapons
4th quarter Prominent Lawyers Debate Whether Existing International Law Prohibits Nuclear Weapons
4th quarter First Committee Side Event Calls for Humanitarian Initiative to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons
4th quarter UNLIREC assists Suriname to strengthen capacity in combatting illicit firearms trafficking
4th quarter Deflating the icon – Illustrious panel talks dreadnoughts, chariots, strengthening nuclear nonproliferation
4th quarter Cyber Threats: Information as a Weapon?
4th quarter “Hope for a future world without nuclear weapons” – Twenty years ago, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine renounced their nuclear arsenals
4th quarter High Representative Kane receives delegation from the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo)
3rd quarter New Initiative for CTBT to Enter into Force Launched: Group of Eminent Persons convenes at UN to advance Treaty’s ratification
3rd quarter Heads of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers gather at High-level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament
3rd quarter Student Observance of the International Day of Peace in New York highlights disarmament education in Nepal: “Learning Peace”
3rd quarter General Assembly holds interactive panel discussion on “The Path to Zero: The Role of the United Nations in Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation”
3rd quarter High Representative Kane’s remarks at the opening of the “Looking for Peace” art exhibition hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan
3rd quarter New software helps ammunition experts keep communities safe
3rd quarter Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation education event held in Geneva
3rd quarter UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) discussed at International Arab Banking Summit
3rd quarter High Representative Kane addresses International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts
2nd quarter High Representative’s remarks to the Conference on Disarmament
2nd quarter UNODA in Geneva promotes disarmament education
2nd quarter UNLIREC assists Barbados in the destruction of 1,500 small arms and nearly two tonnes of ammunition
2nd quarter UNLIREC assists St Kitts and Nevis with destruction of obsolete and confiscated small arms and ammunition
2nd quarter High Representative’s statement to the Human Rights Council on the topic of lethal autonomous robotics
2nd quarter UN Regional Centre supports Argentina in enhancing small arms stockpile management
2nd quarter United Nations assists the Dominican Republic in the destruction of illicit, obsolete, and surplus firearms and ammunition
2nd quarter Atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha) present their personal stories on humanitarian impact of the use of nuclear weapons
2nd quarter UNODA assists Angola in joining disarmament treaties
2nd quarter High Representative’s speech on “The Strategic Concept of Disarmament”
2nd quarter UNLIREC assists Antigua and Barbuda with destruction of seized and obsolete weapons and ammunition
2nd quarter High Representative for Disarmament Affairs meets with delegates from Gensuikyo and Nihon Hidankyo
2nd quarter The “step-by-step” process of nuclear disarmament: Quo vadis?
2nd quarter High Representative Kane addresses NPT PrepCom, hopes deliberations will create climate for full implementation of all NPT commitments
2nd quarter UNLIREC partners with national authorities to strengthen capacity: Four stories from Belize, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago
2nd quarter UNODA and SIPRI present a panel discussion on military expenditures
2nd quarter UNODA and Global Action to Prevent War present publication: “Applying a Disarmament Lens to Gender, Human Rights, Development, Security, Education and Communication: Six Essays”
2nd quarter Following lengthy process which began in the 1990s, General Assembly today passes Arms Trade Treaty
1st quarter UNODA publishes paper on “The Impact of Poorly Regulated Arms Transfers on the Work of the United Nations”
1st quarter UNLIREC and Government of Dominican Republic accelerate destruction of surplus and obsolete weapons and ammunition
1st quarter UNLIREC and CIPRODEH promote national dialogue on weapons law in Honduras
1st quarter “The United Nations and Disarmament in an Age of Globalization” — Remarks by High Representative Angela Kane to the Yale International Relations Association
1st quarter UNODA assisting African States to prepare for Final Conference on Arms Trade Treaty with seminar in Addis Ababa
1st quarter UNODA and World Future Council to present Future Policy Award at UN Headquarters in October
1st quarter UNRCPD and Government of Malaysia organise Asia Regional Meeting to Facilitate Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty
1st quarter UNLIREC and Government of Suriname begin cooperation on Firearms Stockpile Management and Destruction Assistance Package
1st quarter Ward Wilson, author of “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons” presents his book at the United Nations
1st quarter UNLIREC and VERTIC assist Government of Colombia in implementation of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
1st quarter UNLIREC conducts training in stockpile management and small arms and ammunition destruction
1st quarter High Representative Kane addresses “The Second World Citizen Forum of Kwansei Gakuin University”
1st quarter The 24th United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Shizuoka, Japan to Address Pressing Disarmament Issues and Explore Possible Solutions
1st quarter Secretary-General’s Address at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
1st quarter Civil Society Forum in support of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) offers opportunities for engagement
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4th quarter UNODA publishes paper on “Options for the Further Strengthening of the NPT’s Review Process by 2015”
4th quarter The Secretary-General’s message to the Twelfth Meeting of the State Parties of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
4th quarter Marshall Islands becomes 166th State Party to the Biological Weapons Convention
4th quarter UNODA publishes civil society essays on disarmament
4th quarter New York City high school teachers visit the United Nations and learn about nuclear disarmament
4th quarter First Committee ends 67th Session following delay caused by Hurricane Sandy
4th quarter At New York ceremony, Ban congratulates young winners of UN Art for Peace contest
4th quarter Humanitarian Disarmament Campaigns Summit delegates present Communiqué to High Representative
4th quarter The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) visits High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
4th quarter Senior officials meet to discuss Conference on the establishment of a Middle East Zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction
4th quarter United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs Fellowship Programme to enhance young diplomats’ expertise begins final segment today at headquarters
4th quarter Special Briefing on the Work of the First Committee of the General Assembly: Disarmament and International Security
3rd quarter United Nations promotes women as forces of change in the combat against illicit trafficking in small arms in Latin America and Caribbean
3rd quarter Matching Needs and Resources 2012 – 2014
3rd quarter Nagasaki Youth Peace Messengers
3rd quarter International Day against Nuclear Tests 2012
3rd quarter ‘The World is over-armed and peace is under-funded’
3rd quarter UN launches new International Small Arms Control Standards
3rd quarter Commemorating the International Day against Nuclear Tests
3rd quarter Second conference to review Programme of Action on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons opens in New York
3rd quarter High Representative’s visit to Japan
3rd quarter New website captures testimonies of atomic bomb survivors living in Americas
3rd quarter UN stands before its biggest undertaking ever in the area of conventional arms
3rd quarter New Arms Trade Treaty website accompanies most important UN initiative ever on conventional arms regulation
2nd quarter United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs assists African states in preparation for Arms Trade Treaty conference
2nd quarter Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) meet UN tour guides and interns
2nd quarter High Representative Kane calls cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime a ‘living’ treaty
2nd quarter UNODA’s Regional Centre assists in the destruction of illicit ammunition in the Caribbean
2nd quarter First Industry Conference on Security Council Resolution 1540
2nd quarter Global Day of Action on Military Spending
2nd quarter Security Council 1540 Committee Unveils Newly Redesigned Website
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4th quarter Secretary-General stresses a future without nuclear weapons
4th quarter First Committee concludes 66th session
4th quarter Eleventh Meeting of States Parties (11MSP) on Mine Ban Convention (APLC)
4th quarter Tenth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference Addresses the Past and Future of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues
4th quarter Seventh Review Conference of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention Adopts Final Document and Concludes Session
4th quarter Fourth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
4th quarter The 16th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention
4th quarter Poetry for Peace Contest
4th quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
3rd quarter Secretary-General convenes High-level meeting to rally political support and advance concrete action on Nuclear Safety and Security (NSS)
3rd quarter Seventh Conference on Facilitating the Entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
3rd quarter Second Cluster Munitions Convention meeting takes place in Beirut
3rd quarter Secretary-General's Advisory Board holds 56th session
3rd quarter UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific The 23rd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues: "Urgent and United Action Toward a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World" Matsumoto, Japan, 27-29 July 2011
3rd quarter The 2011 Disarmament Fellowship Programme will undertake its final segment at United Nations Headquarters in New York
3rd quarter Tokyo University Students, as Part of their Curriculum Interview Atomic Bomb Survivors and Provide their Testimonies to the United Nations
3rd quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
2nd quarter The UN and EU promote regional dialogue on Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations
2nd quarter Meeting of Governmental Experts on Small Arms
2nd quarter Marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, High Representative says spending levels remain out of control
2nd quarter Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet UN Tour Guides and Interns
2nd quarter Secretary-General speaks at event 'Promoting the Global Instruments of Nonproliferation and Disarmament: The United Nations and the Nuclear Challenge.'
2nd quarter Security Council extends mandate of 1540 Committee for 10 years
2nd quarter Disarmament slideshow marks 50th anniversary of Antarctic Treaty
2nd quarter Group of Governmental Experts finalises work on Military Expenditure
2nd quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
1st quarter Inauguration of the Mayors for Peace Exhibit at the Permanent Disarmament Exhibition: Cities Are Not Targets (CANT) Petition
1st quarter Second Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty is held in New York
1st quarter Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters meets for its 55th session
1st quarter Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs talks about current state of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
1st quarter Central African Ministers Adopt Common Position for Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations
1st quarter Workshop on Regional Bio-security and the Role of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
1st quarter UN Regional Workshop for East and Southeast Asia on Strengthening the Capacity of the Media in Promoting and Advocating Peace and Disarmament
1st quarter United Nations Regional Best and Promising Practices Seminar on Armed Violence and Prevention for South and Southeast Asia in Kathmandu
1st quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
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4th quarter Central African States sign a new convention on the control of small arms and light weapons
4th quarter Austria and Saudi Arabia Host Meetings on Cooperation in Promoting Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540
4th quarter UN Regional Centre for Disarmament in Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-LiREC training course wins award for regional best practice on firearms control
4th quarter Asian Regional Seminar - "Supporting the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations through Regional Discussions and Expertise Sharing"
4th quarter Ninth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference addresses pressing issues on Disarmament and Non-proliferation
4th quarter The 2010 Disarmament Fellowship Programme undertakes final segment at United Nations Headquarters in New York
4th quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
3rd quarter Visiting Japan, Secretary-General Ban stressed the need to move towards a nuclear weapons-free world
3rd quarter Secretary-General urges the Conference on Disarmament to deliver more
3rd quarter Fifth Biennial Ministerial Meeting launches Joint Ministerial Statement to promote early entry-into-force of Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
3rd quarter International Day against Nuclear Tests
3rd quarter Representatives from 18 countries gathered in Saitama Japan to discuss concrete steps toward a nuclear-free world
3rd quarter UN Member States convene their First Preparatory Committee for the Planned 2010 United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
3rd quarter UN hails entry into force of global pact banning cluster munitions
3rd quarter Small Arms meeting agrees on way forward
3rd quarter Viet Nam hosts United Nations workshop on implementing Security Council resolution 1540
3rd quarter Small Arms Meeting held in Nepal
3rd quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
2nd quarter 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) concludes with a substantive final document
2nd quarter General Assembly Holds Debate on Disarmament and World Security
2nd quarter Security Council Discusses Illicit Arms Trafficking in Central African Region
2nd quarter Second Conference of States Parties and Signatories of Treaties that establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia takes place in New York
2nd quarter CTBTO holds major exhibition at UN Headquarters: Indonesia announces intention to join the Treaty
2nd quarter United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa adopts Convention on Small Arms Control 
2nd quarter West African nations work to harmonize national legislations on SALW
2nd quarter Caribbean Security Officials Attend Workshop on Stockpile Management
2nd quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
1st quarter Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters meets for its 53rd session
1st quarter UN Secretary-General Meets Heads of Disarmament Agencies
1st quarter UN Secretary-General tells Conference on Disarmament that this year can be 'historic' for progress on disarmament
1st quarter Convention on Cluster Munitions to enter into force in August 2010
1st quarter The Eighth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Disarmament Conference addressed pressing issues related to global and regional disarmament and non-proliferation
1st quarter Egypt Hosts United Nations Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 
1st quarter Preparing Africa for the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) 2010 - Regional Workshop for West Africa, Accra, Ghana, 3-4 December 2009
1st quarter 29th UNSAC ministerial meeting, N'Djamena, Chad, 9-13 November 2009
1st quarter New Print and Online UNODA Publications
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4th quarter First Committee concludes 64th session
4th quarter Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament chaired by President Barack Obama
4th quarter Sixth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
4th quarter 62nd Annual Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations on the theme "For Peace and Development: Disarm Now" in Mexico City, Mexico
4th quarter 27th Annual United Nations' International Day of Peace 2009
4th quarter United Nations Disarmament Conference in Niigata, Japan, 26-28 August:
"From Niigata to the World: Renewed Determination and Action Toward a Nuclear Weapon-Free World" 
4th quarter UN Workshop on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004), San José, Costa Rica, 8 – 10 September 2009
4th quarter Capacity-building workshop in Prague for West African experts to help identify and trace illicit small arms
3rd quarter Launch of the "WMD-WeMustDisarm" 100-day campaign
3rd quarter Workshop on implementing Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka
3rd quarter Training course for experts to conduct investigations of the alleged use of chemical, biological and toxin weapons
3rd quarter Security Sector Reform and Justice Reform in Francophone Africa
3rd quarter Regional Seminar in South and Central Asia to promote Regional Cooperation in Combating Illicit Brokering in Small Arms
3rd quarter Regional Workshop for Western African States on Transparency in Armaments
3rd quarter United Nations regional meeting on the Programme of Action on Small Arms takes place in Australia
3rd quarter For Peace and Development: Disarm Now
2nd quarter Secretary-General welcomes Conference on Disarmament's adoption of Work Programme
2nd quarter Third session of the Preparatory Committee for 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference successfully concludes with adoption of consensus report
2nd quarter Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
2nd quarter United Nations Disarmament Commission holds annual session
2nd quarter Disarmament and non-proliferation are linked inextricably to development, human rights and peace, Secretary-General tells his Advisory Board
2nd quarter Event at UN HQ to encourage the early entry into force of the Cluster Munitions Convention
2nd quarter UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa meets in Gabon
2nd quarter Workshops in Qatar and Vanuatu on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540
1st quarter As 2009 session opens Secretary-General presses Conference on Disarmament to act on his five point plan for nuclear disarmament
1st quarter Security Council holds thematic debate on strengthening collective security through general regulation and reduction of armaments
1st quarter Cluster Munitions Convention Opens for Signature
1st quarter Workshop in Brazil on Implementing Security Council Resolution 1540
1st quarter Seminars to promote the universality of the Inhumane Weapons Convention
1st quarter Iraq joins Chemical Weapons Convention
1st quarter Seventh UN-Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament
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4th quarter In major speech, Secretary-General outlines five-point nuclear disarmament plan
4th quarter At Harvard Secretary-General calls for action to secure common goods, including disarmament and non-proliferation
4th quarter Secretary-General calls for further ratifications of CTBT
4th quarter First Committee concludes 63rd session
4th quarter UNODA outlines 'Biological Incident Database' at First Committee side event
4th quarter First Committee side events advance the disarmament agenda
4th quarter Seminar to promote the universality of the Inhumane Weapons Convention
4th quarter Peru destroys approximately 100 tonnes of firearms
4th quarter Launch of new UN Disarmament website
3rd quarter Small Arms meeting agrees on way forward
3rd quarter SG highlights the urgent need to make further progress on multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at OPANAL Special Session
3rd quarter SG welcomes the opening of the new the office of the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Nepal
3rd quarter Missile Panel concludes its work with agreement on a report for the GA
3rd quarter SG expresses determination to work to achieve a peaceful and secure world without nuclear weapons in his message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
3rd quarter Government Experts hold their final session in New York to discuss a possible Arms Trade Treaty
3rd quarter SG's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters meets for 50th session
3rd quarter Group of governmental experts on ammunition stockpiles completes third and final session
2nd quarter Secretary-General welcomes adoption of new Convention on cluster munitions
2nd quarter Second Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review completes its business
2nd quarter UN Disarmament Commission meets in New York but fails to reach agreement on the issues
2nd quarter Security Council discusses Secretary-General’s Small Arms Report
2nd quarter Security Council 1540 Committee mandate renewed for an additional three years
2nd quarter Government Experts hold their second meeting in New York to discuss a possible Arms Trade Treaty
2nd quarter African seminars to promote the universality of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)
2nd quarter African Workshop on Marking and Tracing of Small Arms and Light Weapons
2nd quarter In a message to the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, the Secretary-General notes progress towards peace
1st quarter Secretary-General addresses the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
1st quarter Russia and China put forward draft treaty banning weapons in outer space
1st quarter "Oslo Process" nations meet in New Zealand to consider Cluster Bomb Ban
1st quarter Workshop in Botswana on implementing Security Council resolution 1540
1st quarter Group of Governmental experts starts exploring a possible Arms Trade Treaty
1st quarter UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs speaks at the OAS on nuclear weapons issues
1st quarter International Women's Day and Disarmament
1st quarter Barbados, Malaysia and Colombia ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
1st quarter Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters meets in New York
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4th quarter First Committee concludes 62nd session
4th quarter Annual Session of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
4th quarter UN holds High-Level Meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention
4th quarter Geneva Conference considers new action on Cluster Munitions
4th quarter Eighth Meeting of States Parties to Mine Ban Convention takes Place in Jordan
4th quarter West African Regional workshop on practical disarmament and peace-building
4th quarter 19th UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Sapporo focuses on Nuclear Issues
4th quarter Headway made in Armed Violence Prevention Programme in Costa Rica
4th quarter New Website on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education
3rd quarter Marking Hiroshima anniversary, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for elimination of nuclear weapons
3rd quarter Stalemate on ‘life and death matters’ is unacceptable, says Secretary-General in remarks to UN Advisory Board
3rd quarter New Unit Created to Help World’s Effort against Biological Weapon Threat
3rd quarter Steady Efforts to Break Longstanding Deadlock at Conference on Disarmament
3rd quarter Group of Experts on Small Arms Brokering Submits Recommendations
3rd quarter Webpage Brings Together States’ Views on a Possible Arms Trade Treaty
3rd quarter Webpages Feature Disarmament Education Resources
2nd quarter New High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
2nd quarter Nuclear Terrorism Treaty Enters into Force
2nd quarter First Session for 2010 NPT Review Conference
2nd quarter Group of Experts on Illicit Brokering in Small Arms
2nd quarter Central Africa Opts for an Instrument to Control Small Arms
2nd quarter Disarmament for Development Promoted at Central America Conference
2nd quarter Training to Prevent Firearms Trafficking at Brazil’s Borders
2nd quarter 10th anniversary of Entry Into Force
2nd quarter Unveiling of the Memorial to Victims of Chemical Weapons
2nd quarter Towards a world free of chemical weapons
2nd quarter Chemical Weapons Destruction
2nd quarter The Threat of Chemical Terrorism
1st quarter Proposed changes to DDA
1st quarter USG Nobuaki Tanaka's departure
1st quarter SC debate on Resolution 1540
1st quarter Oslo Declaration on cluster bombs
1st quarter Latin America Nuclear-Free Zone's 40th birthday
1st quarter Conference on Disarmament highlights
1st quarter Expert group on illicit of brokering in small arms
1st quarter NPT PrepCom in Vienna
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4th quarter Role of disarmament, non-proliferation examined in Princeton lecture
4th quarter Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Review
4th quarter Resolution on an international Arms Trade Treaty
4th quarter Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Review concludes with Final Declaration
4th quarter Ghana and Lima host two 1540 outreach events
4th quarter Fifth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference
3rd quarter Central Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty Signed
3rd quarter UN Secretary General looks ahead after the Small Arms Review Conference ended without an agreement 2006 Group of Governmental Experts Review the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms
3rd quarter First Security Council resolution 1540 Seminar in the Asia/Pacific Region
3rd quarter United Nations Conference on Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament Issues Yokohama, Japan, 21-23 August
2nd quarter 2006 Biological Weapons Convention Preparatory Committee concludes its work
2nd quarter Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty at Conference on Disarmament
2nd quarter Disarmament Commission begins three-year cycle of work
2nd quarter Protocol V Explosive Remnants of War to enter into force
2nd quarter First annual commemoration of victims of chemical warfare observed
1st quarter United Nations Register of Conventional Arms
1st quarter Review Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons
1st quarter Occasional Paper Number 10 – Verifying Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements TDDAy
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