Meeting today amid spiking tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Security Council considered the status of a 2015 deal governing Iran’s nuclear activities, with Tehran voicing frustration that its long‑standing compliance and “strategic patience” has failed to dissuade the United States from imposing new sanctions.
After three sessions of work spanning a period of four months in New York and Geneva, the 2019 Group of Governmental Experts on the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms concluded its work on Friday.
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the anniversary of the launch of the disarmament agenda “Securing Our Common Future”, in Geneva today:
From 26 to 28 March, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) in cooperation with the Commission of the African Union, and with the financial support of the European Union, convened a training course for 1540 national points of contact from English-speaking African States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
With the erosion of the disarmament and arms control framework that reaped significant post-cold-war-era gains, all States must work collectively towards a new twenty-first‑century approach to rid the world of atomic bombs, the Security Council heard today as it considered the existing regime ahead of the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):
The Disarmament Commission met this afternoon to conduct an organizational meeting, but did not proceed because the representative of the Russian Federation raised a concern about the United States hindering the arrival of the head of his delegation.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, observed on 4 April:
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, to the meeting of the group of experts on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems, in Geneva today:
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Conference on Disarmament, in Geneva today:
The following statement was issued, on the occasion of the 100-State-party milestone of the Arms Trade Treaty, in New York today:
The seventeenth United Nations‑Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non‑proliferation Issues will take place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on 5 and 6 December.
The Government of Bolivia, in cooperation with the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) and its Group of Experts, hosted a regional conference on non-proliferation for the States of Latin America and the Caribbean, in La Paz from 7 to 8 November.
NEW YORK, 9 November (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, in cooperation with its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, is organizing two subregional training courses to engage States of Central, South and South‑East Asia on the subject of conventional ammunition management, in particular the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines and the UN SaferGuard Programme. The training will be held from 11 to 16 November in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The 2018 United Nations Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament will commence its final segment today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the ninth ministerial meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), in New York today:
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the high‑level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, in New York today:
With the global security environment deteriorating, nuclear weapons remain a clear threat to international peace and security, and urgent steps must be taken to resume progress on the long road to total disarmament, speakers said today at the General Assembly’s high-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
The representatives of the United States and the Russian Federation traded accusations today over the report of the Panel of Experts relating to the sanctions imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the Security Council met to consider non-proliferation.
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