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Disarmament Commission 2007

Chairperson: Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay)
Vice-Chairpeople: Representatives of Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Islamic Republic of Iran, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, and Switzerland
Rapporteur: Bassam Darwish (Syrian Arab Republic)

This year is the second in a three-year cycle that focused on two agreed agenda items: recommendations for achieving the objectives of nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation; and practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons.

During the 2007 session, the UNDC's nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation working group made some headway. The Chair, Ambassador Zinsou of Benin, produced a paper that was relatively well-received. However, after nearly a week of additions, the paper grew to a formidable 16 pages, turning into more of a compilation of views than a document of consensus recommendations. On the suggestion of several governments, he resubmitted a relatively short simple paper that could be agreed upon, but was clearly the lowest-common denominator and deficient in disarmament. The Report of the Disarmament Commission for 2007 notes that the Chair hopes his working paper “will be a basis for further deliberations for the formulation of consent recommendations” at the end of 2008.

Agenda

Conference on Disarmament 2018, Part 2
may
14

Conference on Disarmament 2018, Part 2

14 May - 29 June 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

UN Security Council Debate on Protection of Civilians
may
22

UN Security Council Debate on Protection of Civilians

14 May - 29 June 2018
New York, NY

FMCT High-level Expert Preparatory Group (closed meeting)
may
28

FMCT High-level Expert Preparatory Group (closed meeting)

28 May - 08 June 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

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