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External Ongoing

Expert groups

December 9, 2019 : May 28, 2021

December 9, 2019


December 13, 2019

February 24, 2020


February 28, 2020

December 14, 2020


December 18, 2020

May 24, 2021


May 28, 2021

In General Assembly resolution 73/266, the Secretary-General was requested to establish a Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security. The GGE held its first meeting in 2019 and is to submit its final report to the General Assembly in 2021. The group is comprised of 25 members and its Chair will hold two informal consultations with all UN Member States in between its sessions. The mandate also includes consultations on the subject to be held with regional organizations, such as the African Union, the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The Group of Governmental Expert comprises of experts from 25 States working in their personal capacity. The Group has elected Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota of Brazil to Chair the Group.


Expert groups

January 20, 2020 : June 4, 2021

January 20, 2020


January 24, 2020

March 22, 2021


March 26, 2021

June 1, 2021


June 4, 2021

Pursuant to the request of the General Assembly contained in resolution 72/55 “Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus”, adopted by consensus in 2017, the Secretary-General established a group of governmental experts in 2020. In accordance with the request of the General Assembly, the Group has considered matters relevant to problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, taking into account the exchanges in the open, informal consultations held in 2018 and 2019.


Primary Organs

January 18, 2021 : September 10, 2021

Please select a CD session in the box above. Documents and verbatim records of CD sessions prior to 2004 could be found in the United Nations Digital Library.

17 May11:00 - 11:30P6+2 ConsultationsVirtualn.a.
17 May11:30 - 12:00Presidential Consultations with Regional CoordinatorsVirtualn.a.
18 May10:00 - 12:00Plenary MeetingVirtualRoom XIXACEFRS
18 May14:00 - 16:00 (possibly)Plenary MeetingVirtualRoom XIXACEFRS
19 May14:00 - 15:00WEOGVirtual (Webex)n.a.
20 May10:00 - 12:00Plenary MeetingVirtualRoom XIXACEFRS
20 May14:00 - 16:00 (possibly)Plenary MeetingVirtualRoom XIXACEFRS
21 May10:00 - 12:00Plenary MeetingVirtualRoom XIXACEFRS
Last Update: 14 May

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Planning of the 2021 CD session




Part I

18 January - 26 March


18 Jan – 12 Feb

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Marc PECSTEEN de BUYTSWERVE, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Tom NEIJENS, Deputy Permanent Representative (

Ms. Murielle MARCHAND, 1st Secretary (





15 Feb – 12 Mar

Head of Delegation:


Focal point:

Mr. Pedro DALCERO, Minister Counsellor (

Mr. Leonardo CARDOTE, Second Secretary (





15 – 26 Mar
10 – 21 May

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Yuri Borissov STERK, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Iassen TOMOV, 1st Secretary (


Part II

10 May – 25 June




24 May – 18 June

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Salomon EHETH, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Côme Damien Georges AWOUMOU, Minister Plenipotentiary, Minister – Counsellor (





21 – 25 June
26 July – 13 Aug

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Ms. Leslie E. NORTON, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Thomas Fetz (

Part III

26 July - 10 September





16 Aug – 10 Sept

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Frank TRESSLER ZAMORANO, Ambassador

Focal point:

Ms. Pamela A. Moraga, Coordinadora de Asuntos de Desarme (




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Last update: 15 Dec 2020


Workshops and other events

May 17, 2021 : May 21, 2021

May 17, 2021


May 17, 2021

May 19, 2021


May 19, 2021

May 21, 2021


May 21, 2021

By resolution 75/36, the General Assembly encourages Member States to study existing and potential threats and security risks to space systems, including those arising from actions, activities or systems in outer space or on Earth, characterize actions and activities that could be considered responsible, irresponsible or threatening and their potential impact on international security, and share their ideas on the further development and implementation of norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours and on the reduction of the risks of misunderstanding and miscalculations with respect to outer space.

It also requests the Secretary-General, within existing resources, to seek the views of Member States on the issues referred to in the foregoing paragraph and to submit a substantive report, with an annex containing these views, to the General Assembly at its seventy-sixth session, for further discussion by Member States.

As a step towards the preparation of the report of the Secretary-General, the Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Office for Outer Space Affairs have undertaken to convene a series of webinars, the objectives of which are to: (1) Provide for engagement among Member States on their views on the issues identified in resolution 75/36; (2) Provide an opportunity for Member States that have not submitted views in writing to the Secretary-General to engage on these issues and to make their views known; and (3) Facilitate engagement by multiple stakeholders from the broader outer space policy community, including academia, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

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Monday 17 May, 09:00-11:00 EDT (15:00-17:00 CEST)

09:00-09:15         Opening segment

  • High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
  • Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs

09:15-10:15         Session 1: Trends and developments on the nature of threats to space systems

  • Ms. Victoria Samson (Secure World Foundation) (presentation)
  • Mr. Dmitry Stefanovich (Center for International Security at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations)
  • Ms. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation) (presentation)
  • Mr. Guoyu Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology) (presentation)
  • Ms. Jessica West (Project Ploughshares) (presentation)

10:15-11:00         Session 2: Perspectives from new and expanding national space operators

  • Mr. Il Park (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea)
  • Mr. Valanathan Munsami (South African National Space Agency)
  • Ms. Pamela Moraga (Permanent Mission of Chile in Geneva)
  • Mr. Nayef Al-Rodhan (Oxford University)

Wednesday 19 May, 09:00-11:00 EDT (15:00-17:00 CEST)

09:00-10:00         Session 3: Threat perceptions by private operators relating to any extension of armed conflict into outer space

  • Mr. David Bertolotti (Eutelsat)
  • Mr. Nobu Okada (Astroscale)
  • Ms. Abimbola Alale (Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited)
  • Ms. Therese Jones (Satellite Industry Association)
  • Ms. Mari Eldholm (Norwegian Industrial Forum for Space Activities)

10:00-11:00         Session 4: Prospects for international cooperation in space situational awareness

  • Mr. Darren McKnight (LeoLabs)
  • Mr. Douglas Hendrix (ExoAnalytics)
  • Mr. Moriba Jah (University of Texas)
  • Mr. Malcolm Davis (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)
  • Ms. Aisha Jagirani (Asian Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation)

Friday 21 May, 09:00-11:00 EDT (15:00-17:00 CEST)

09:00-10:45        Session 5: Highlights from national submissions to the report of the Secretary-General

Panel 1:  Existing and potential threats and security risks to space systems, including those arising from actions, activities or systems in outer space or on Earth

  • Ambassador Alaa Roushdy (Egypt)
  • Ambassador Robert Wood (USA)
  • Mr. Konstantin Vorontsov (Russian Federation)

Panel 2: Characterization of responsible, irresponsible or threatening actions and activities and their potential impact on international security

  • Ambassador Leslie Norton (Canada)
  • Mr. Valerio Negro (Italy)
  • tbc

Panel 3: Ideas on the development and implementation of norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours and on the reduction of the risks of misunderstanding and miscalculations with respect to outer space

  • Mr. Robert McKinnon (Australia)
  • Mr. Rafael Heinisch and Ms. Katrin Shimizu (Germany)
  • Ms. Song Danhui (China)

Open discussion

10:45-11:00        Closing segment

  • Summary by ODA and OOSA of main takeaways from days 1 and 2
  • Ambassador Aidan Liddle (United Kingdom)

External Ongoing

Workshops and other events

May 18, 2021 : May 20, 2021

UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1540 (2004) requires States to refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or use nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and their means of delivery. All States are obliged to adopt and enforce appropriate and effective laws prohibiting such activities by non-State actors on their territories. States must adopt and enforce effective measures to establish domestic controls on these weapons, their means of delivery and their related material. In resolution  2325 (2016), the Security Council called for States to intensify their efforts to achieve the full implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). It also encouraged States to prepare on a voluntary basis national implementation action plans with the assistance of the 1540 Committee, as appropriate.

Towards these objectives, the Government of Mongolia will be participating in a National Roundtable Webinar Series to strengthen the implementation of resolution 1540 (2004). This assistance project will be jointly implemented by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in cooperation with the 1540 Committee. The project has been tailored to the needs of the Government of Mongolia and will be delivered through a two-phased assistance package that will provide the technical and legal assistance necessary to build its national capacity to further fulfil its obligations stemming from UNSC resolution 1540 (2004). The project also aims to support Mongolia in developing a draft voluntary National Implementation Action Plan (NAP), mapping out their priorities and plans for implementing the key provisions of resolution 1540 (2004) and submitting these plans to the Committee.

In this regard, UNODA, UNRCPD and the OSCE will convene a virtual national roundtable workshop with the Government of Mongolia, in partnership with the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) and the World Customs Organization, to review and discuss the status of implementation of resolution 1540 (2004) in Mongolia. The workshop is sponsored by the Government of the United States of America and the European Union.

18 meetings found