Report of the Conference on Disarmament
The Report of the Conference on Disarmament to the General Assembly of the United Nations has been released. The Conference on Disarmament has submitted to the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly its annual report on its 2012 session.
The Conference was in session from 23 January to 30 March, 14 May to 29 June and 30 July to 14 September 2012. During this period, the Conference held thirty formal plenary meetings, at which member States as well as non-member States invited to participate in the discussions outlined their views and recommendations on the various issues before the Conference, such as nuclear disarmament, weapons of mass destruction, and prevention of an arms race in outer space.
Earlier reports of the Conference on Disarmament
Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly from the Conference on Disarmament
Website of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré, Disarmament Conference Opens 2012 Session.
UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
The Arms Trade Treaty Conference begun at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on July 2nd, and will take place until 27 July 2012. Negotiations will be carried out by the 193 Member States of the UN. In addition, hundreds of representatives from non-governmental organizations, public interest groups, the arms industry, media and inter-governmental organizations will attend.
Concerned by the misuse of weaponry around the world, civil society organizations have successfully mobilized governments and parliamentarians to call for the global regulation of the conventional arms trade. Countries have discussed the matter within the UN since 2006, and are set to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty during this year’s Conference.
Arms Trade Treaty Conference Documents (available in the six official UN languages)
More Conference documents can be found here
Conference on Security Council Resolution 1540
The First Industry Conference of International, Regional and Sub-Regional Industry Associations on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) was held from 23 to 25 April, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Hosted by the Government of Germany, the conference is co-organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with financial support from the Governments of Norway, the United States and the European Union.
Consistent with the objectives of Security Council resolutions 1540 (2004) and 1977 (2011), the Conference aimed to enhance ways to work with industries on promoting progress in achieving the objectives of resolution 1540 (2004) and to draw on relevant expertise from various industry associations and sectors.
Non UN Resources:
- Publications on Disarmament by the Security Council Report
World Summit on Sustainable Development
The UN General Assembly has adopted resolution A/RES/66/197 on the implementation of Agenda 21. Annex I of this resolution is the provisional agenda of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, 20-22 June 2012.
United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
The fourth session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty will be held from Monday, 13, to Friday, 17 February 2012, in Conference Room 4 (NLB). The provisional agenda is contained in document A/CONF.217/PC.IV/L.1. The draft provisional agenda for the session is contained in document A/CONF.217/PC.IV/L.2.