Disarmament

Disarmament

13 April 2018
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Continuing its 2018 substantive session, the Disarmament Commission this afternoon elected René Zelený (Czechia) as Vice-Chair by acclamation, thus filling a remaining Bureau vacancy.

5 April 2018
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On 23 March 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the arms embargo monitoring mandate of MONUSCO.  Also present during the meeting were the representatives of MONUSCO’s Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC), United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Coordinator of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

4 April 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, observed today:

4 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the reception and opening of the exhibition “Mine Action: Advancing Protection, Peace and Development”, in New York today:

3 April 2018
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Citing allegations that illegal toxins had been used in a recent incident in the United Kingdom — and by various parties to Middle East conflicts — delegates today voiced alarm over mounting threats posed by chemical weapons and their nuclear and biological counterparts, as the Disarmament Commission concluded its annual general debate.

2 April 2018
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As a universal body with a mandate to make every effort to reach consensus, the Disarmament Commission could build on overcoming its 18‑year‑long deadlock to make a unique and constructive contribution to further signs of progress, from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s commitment to denuclearization to the reduction of strategic nuclear forces by the Russian Federation and the United States, delegates heard at the opening of its 2018 session, launching a new 3‑year cycle.

28 March 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

26 February 2018
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Conference on Disarmament, in Geneva today:

21 February 2018
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The Disarmament Commission elected the Chair and five Vice-Chairs for its 2018 substantive session today and added two substantive items — focusing on recommendations for achieving nuclear disarmament and preventing an arms race in outer space — to the agenda of its new three-year cycle.

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

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

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: