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Secretary-General’s message to the Conference on Disarmament [delivered by Kim Won-soo, Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs] Geneva 26 January 2016

26th January 2016

Statement Secretary-General's message to the Conference on Disarmament [delivered by Kim Won-soo, Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs] Geneva, Switzerland, 26 January 2016 I am pleased to send my greetings to all those taking part in the Conference on Disarmament as it begins its 2016 session. In… [source: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon]

On Recommendation of First Committee, General Assembly Adopts More than 50 Drafts, Including New One on ‘Ethical Imperatives’ for Nuclear Disarmament

7th December 2015

The General Assembly today, closely following the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), where delegates increased their participation in debates by 40 per cent from last year, adopted 57 draft resolutions and decisions — 23 on nuclear weapons — requiring 41 recorded votes… [source: UNODA]