13th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues

Start Date: Dec 4 2014
End Date: Dec 5 2014
Location: Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

13th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues

“Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges in Disarmament and Non-proliferation”

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), and in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea, organised the 13th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues, on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on 4-5 December 2014.

Under the theme of “Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges in Disarmament and Non-proliferation”, the Conference aims to encourage frank, open and interactive discusĀ­sion of relevant issues of disarmament and security by bringing together stakeholders from different sectors of the disarmament and non-proliferation community, particularly governĀ­ments, inter-governmental organisations, policy institutes, academia and other civil society organisations.

The 2014 Conference focused on the following three current and critical non-proliferation issues:

  • Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Challenges and Tasks Ahead;
  • Coping with Emerging Issues in Disarmament and Non-proliferation;
  • Regional Non-proliferation Issues.

The annual Conference has been jointly organised by the United Nations and the Republic of Korea since 2002. Known as the “Jeju Process”, it is well-known for providing an informal setting for frank and open discussions of current critical issues of disarmament, arms control, non-proliferation and security by bringing together stakeholders from different sectors of the disarmament and non-proliferation community, including government, intergovernmental organisations, academia and civil society.

Jeju 2014 photo; IMG_9741(b)

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Conference Supported by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Republic of Korea