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10 Jul 2017 description

DC/3723
7 July 2017

General Assembly
Conference on Nuclear Weapons, 28th & 29th Meetings (AM & PM)

Nuclear Weapons, Always Immoral, Now Also Illegal, Declares Hiroshima Survivor as Disarmament Chief Urges, ‘Use Treaty Wisely’

To cheers and sustained applause, the Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons completed its work today, adopting a Treaty that would ban such weapons of mass destruction with a view to their total elimination.

08 Mar 2017 description

DC/3687-AFR/3538

NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

22 Jun 2014 description

DC/3509

Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on Illicit Trade in Small Arms 8th Meeting (PM)

Despite Consensus Adoption,
Concern Expressed over Absence of Ammunition from Outcome Text

Concluding its week-long session today, the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on small arms and light weapons adopted by consensus an outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.

19 Jun 2014 description

DC/3507

New Fifth Biennial Meeting of States
on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

International cooperation and assistance in capacity-building and technology transfer were key to the implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, delegates concurred as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States moved into day three of its session.

17 Jun 2014 description

DC/3505

Fifth Biennial Meeting of States
on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
1st & 2nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Against a backdrop of fragile security, illegal guns, grenades and rocket launchers had ripped communities apart while fuelling terrorism, and would require strong collective efforts to halt their spread, delegates heard today as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons opened its 2014 session.

16 May 2014 description

DC/3500

NEW YORK, 15 May (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific is cooperating with the Government of Myanmar to organize a two-day workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 and 16 May to assist Government agencies involved in small arms and light weapons control, in order to effectively implement the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.

08 Jul 2012 description

DC/3365

United Nations Conference
on the Arms Trade Treaty
5th Meeting (AM)

As First Week Concludes, Hears from 7 More Speakers in General Debate,
Convenes in Main Committees to Discuss Treaty’s Goals, Objectives, Scope

05 Jul 2012 description

DC/3364

United Nations Conference
on the Arms Trade Treaty
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

World Can No Longer Wait for Regulation of Conventional Weapons Trade, Says Speaker; Several Favour Inclusion of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Ammunition

An effective arms trade treaty was an “opportunity to sow the seeds of durable peace and spark hope among millions that violence and conflict can be overcome,” the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty heard today as it continued its month-long session in New York.