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This publication considers lethal autonomous weapon systems, approaching the issue from five different perspectives. It has been published ahead of the first meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons mandated to examine issues related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention.
On 7 February 2017, the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) resumed its operations from Kathmandu, Nepal.
After strong earthquakes damaged the UNRCPD office premises in Nepal, and in order to ensure the continuity of its planned programmes and services to the countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Regional Centre was temporarily relocated to Bangkok in May 2015.
NEW YORK, 3 January (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the World Customs Organization have agreed on a memorandum of understanding to formalize existing cooperation.
Guide to the user
Guide to the user
The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, in print and electronic format, is designed to be a concise reference tool for diplomats, researchers, students and the general public on disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control issues under consideration by the international community.
Part I of the 2015 Yearbook was published in April this year. It contains all the resolutions and decisions of the seventieth session of the General Assembly.
On 12 October 2015, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) published the study on armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The study was prepared by UNODA pursuant to the recommendation of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in its report A/69/208 following its 2014 sessions, with assistance by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Human Rights Institute at the Columbia University School of Law.
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Panellists called for more effective, gender-specific arms control policies at a discussion hosted by the Australian Government in association with the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) Women’s Network, the Global Alliance on Armed Violent (GAAV), and UNODA. The 12 March event, titled ‘Linking the Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Arms Control Agendas’, was held in the margins of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Treaties are essential to the maintenance of international law and order, and States depend on them to provide stability and consistency in international relations.
NEW YORK, 17 November (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — A regional legal assistance workshop on the Arms Trade Treaty will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 18–19 November 2014. Legal experts from 16 States from the Asia-Pacific region as well as representatives from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), academia and the United Nations will work on facilitating national ratification of the Treaty or accession to it.
NEW YORK, 30 August (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — More than a decade after Member States agreed on a comprehensive programme of action aimed at eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, the United Nations this week launched international standards to provide further impetus to that work.
Conférence des Nations Unies sur les armes légères 3e & 4e séances – matin & après-midi
Le deuxième jour du débat général de la Conférence des Nations Unies pour un traité sur le commerce des armes a été l’occasion pour les États de commenter le « document de discussion » qui est la somme des avis sur ce que doit être le traité, en particulier ses principes, ses objectifs, sa portée, ses critères et sa mise en oeuvre.
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NEW YORK, 11 juin (Bureau des affaires de désarmement) –- Le nouveau site Web créé dans la perspective de la Conférence des Nations Unies pour un traité sur le commerce des armes, qui aura lieu du 2 au 27 juillet 2012 au Siège de l’ONU, à New York, est en ligne.
NEW YORK, 11 June (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The dedicated United Nations website on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations went live on 7 June: www.un.org/disarmament/ATT/.
NEW YORK, 16 February (Office for Disarmament Affairs) - The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific located in Kathmandu, Nepal, is organizing a seminar entitled "Enhancing International and Regional Cooperation to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate Illicit Brokering in Small Arms and Light Weapons in East and South-East Asia", in Bangkok, Thailand, on 18-19 February.
This paper presents in edited form the panel discussion at the United Nations, New York, held on 15 July 2008, organized by the UNODA and the Office of the Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with the International Action Network on Small Arms and the Government of Belgium.