Arms Control and Disarmament, including small arms

  • 5 October 2021

    Briefing on Small Arms and Light Weapons

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    Tomorrow (6 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing to consider the Secretary-General’s seventh biennial report on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), which was submitted pursuant to resolution 2220 of 22 May 2015. The expected briefers are UN...

  • Tomorrow (16 September), Security Council members will convene for a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “The threat to international peace and security posed by the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons”. The meeting is being organised by Mexico. The...

  • Tomorrow morning (8 April), the Security Council is expected to hold a ministerial-level debate via videoconference on “Mine action and sustaining peace: Stronger partnerships for better delivery”, under the maintenance of international peace and security agenda item. Viet Nam’s incoming...

  • April 2021

    Mine Action (Landmines)

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    In April, Council president Viet Nam is expected to convene a ministerial-level open debate on mine action. Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Pham Binh Minh, will chair the meeting, which will be held via videoconference. Secretary-General António Guterres is a likely briefer. Possible additional briefers include Ambassador Stefano Toscano, the director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, and Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh, manager of “Project Renew” (an all-women demining team) at the Norwegian People's Aid in Viet Nam.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on non-proliferation with a specific focus on supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of the 2020 review conference. Briefings are expected from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu...

  • On Monday (8 July), Peru is planning to convene an informal interactive dialogue (an informal private meeting of Council members) on the challenges and opportunities of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The meeting is expected to focus in...

  • 29 June 2018

    Mine Action: Briefing

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    This afternoon (29 June), the Security Council will be briefed on mine action by Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions Alexander Zuev. It will consider the Secretary-General’s report on mine action (S/2018/623), requested in resolution 2365. Members...

  • 29 June 2017

    Vote on Mine Action Draft Resolution

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    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution designed to address the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. Negotiations were still ongoing when the Council held a briefing on...