UN Documents for Arms Control and Disarmament, including small arms: Security Council Letters

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19 March 2021 S/2021/284 This was a concept note prepared by Viet Nam ahead of the ministerial-level open debate on mine action, which took place on 8 April 2021.
1 December 2016 S/2016/1013 This was the concept note for the high-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Preventing catastrophe: a global agenda for stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non -State actors”.
15 August 2016 S/2016/712 This was a concept note for the open debate on the challenges in addressing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
23 May 2014 S/2014/369 This was a letter transmitting the 1540 Committee’s programme of work for the period 1 June 2014 to 31 January 2015.
2 May 2014 S/2014/313 This was a concept note outlining the objectives of the meeting and suggesting key issues to be discussed during the open debate commemorating the 10th anniversary of resolution 1540.
1 February 2012 S/2012/79 This was the 2011 review of the implementation of resolution 1540.
22 January 2010 S/2010/54 This includes the report of the last ministerial meeting of the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa held from 9 to 13 November 2009, at which time it was decided to devote the next ministerial meeting to consideration of a draft legal instrument on the control of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa, their ammunition and all equipment that might be used in their manufacture.
15 September 2009 S/2009/463 This was the concept paper for the Security Council summit on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament.
29 May 2008 S/2008/350 This was a letter from Iraq on the fulfilment of its obligations under resolution 1762 to adhere to disarmament and non-proliferation regimes, including in particular by making arrangements to join the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to sign the Additional Protocol to the IAEA Safeguards Agreements, and by acceding to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
12 February 2007 S/2007/84 This was a letter from the permanent representative of Slovakia to the Secretary-General, presenting the Slovakian Concept Paper prepared for the open debate on 23 February on the cooperation between the Security Council and international organisations in the implementation of resolutions 1540 and 1673.
30 March 1999 S/1999/356 This was the report from the three panels on Iraq.
30 January 1999 S/1999/100 This was a note by the president of the Council announcing the establishment of three panels tasked to provide a comprehensive review on UN approaches to Iraq.
15 December 1998 S/1998/1172 This was a letter from the Secretary-General to the Council enclosing the UNSCOM report that prompted Operation Desert Fox.
24 July 1996 S/1996/621 This was a letter from Germany proposing a seven-point action programme including the adoption of a global ban on anti-personnel landmines.
6 April 1995 S/1995/264 This was a letter from France providing conditional negative security assurances to non-nuclear-weapons states party to the NPT.