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Statement by the Secretary-General expressing ‘utmost gratitude’ to Under-Secretary-General for High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, following her decision to step down

25th March 2015

"Angela Kane has informed me of her intention to step down as High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. I would like to express my tremendous gratitude for her outstanding service and successful advocacy of disarmament and non-proliferation issues with Member States,… [source: UN, Secretary General]

Looking for Common Ground ahead of the 2015 NPT Review Conference – Speech by Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UNODA

16th March 2015

"Countless General Assembly resolutions, final documents of the NPT Review Conferences, agreed texts in other parts of the UN disarmament machinery and statements in multilateral bodies all arrive at the same conclusions. The international community is in perfect accord about… [source: Extracted from a keynote speech by Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UNODA at a workshop on the NPT, hosted by the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies]

Conference on Disarmament: High-level week in the CD

10th March 2015

From 2-9 March the CD held its annual high-level segment, during which dignitaries from the Russian Federation, Algeria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Argentina, Ukraine, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, DPRK, Germany, Austria, Spain, UK, Cuba, Japan, Georgia, Myanmar, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica,… [source: Reaching Critical Will]