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Primary Organs

January 18, 2021 : September 10, 2021

3rd Part of the Conference on Disarmament 2021 will start on Monday, 26th of July 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.

Weekly Planning

DateTimeMeetingRoomListen-LiveLanguages
30 August11:00 - 11:30P6+2 ConsultationsVirtual (Webex)N.A.N.A.
30
August
11:30 - 12:00Presidential Consultations with Regional CoordinatorsVirtual (Webex)N.A.N.A.
1 September9:00-10:00WEOGIn-person
participation
Room XXIVN.A.
1 September9:00-10:00G-21Virtual (Webex)N.A.N.A.
1 September10:00 - 13:00Plenary MeetingHybrid (in-person and remote
participation on the Interprefy)
Room XVIIACEFRS
1 September15:00 - 18:00Plenary Meeting (possibly informal)Hybrid (in-person and remote
participation on the Interprefy)
Room XVIIACEFRS
Last Update: 31 August

The public meetings of the Conference on Disarmament will be broadcasted on the Listen Live platform provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva. Please select the corresponding room in the platform as indicated in the Listen Live column of the above table to follow the meeting you are interested in.

Planning of the 2021 CD session

 

Week

President

Part I

18 January - 26 March

1

Belgium
18 Jan – 12 Feb

Head of Delegation:

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

Focal point:

Mr. Tom NEIJENS, Deputy Permanent Representative (tom.neijens@diplobel.fed.be)

Ms. Murielle MARCHAND, 1st Secretary (Murielle.Marchand@diplobel.fed.be)

geneva@diplobel.fed.be

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5

Brazil
15 Feb – 12 Mar

Head of Delegation:

Mr. Gonçalo DE BARROS CARVALHO E MELLO MOURÃO, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Pedro DALCERO, Minister Counsellor (pedro.dalcero@itamaraty.gov.br)

Mr. Leonardo CARDOTE, Second Secretary (leonardo.cardote@itamaraty.gov.br)

disarmament.brazil@itamaraty.gov.br

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9

Bulgaria
15 – 26 Mar
10 – 21 May

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Yuri Borissov STERK, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Iassen TOMOV, 1st Secretary (iassen.tomov@mfa.bg)

info@mission-bulgarie.ch

10

Part II

10 May – 25 June

11

12

13

Cameroon
24 May – 18 June

Head of Delegation:

H.E. Mr. Salomon EHETH, Ambassador

Focal point:

Mr. Côme Damien Georges AWOUMOU, Minister Plenipotentiary, Minister – Counsellor (awoumou@cameroon-ge.ch)

info.mission@Cameroon-ge.ch

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Canada
21 – 25 June
26 July – 13 Aug

Head of Delegation:

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

Focal point:

Mr. Thomas Fetz (thomas.fetz@international.gc.ca)

genev-gr@international.gc.ca

Part III

26 July - 10 September

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19

20

21

Chile
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 (pmoraga@minrel.gob.cl)

misginchile@minrel.gob.cl

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24

Information for member and non-member States

English (only)

List of participants

English (only)

Rules of procedure of the Confernece

CD/8/Rev.9

Useful contacts

CD Secretariat Tel: 022 917 22 81
e-mail: cd@un.org

Last update: 15 Dec 2020

Primary Organs

January 20, 2020 : September 18, 2020

This website contains information and documents related to the 2020 session of the Conference on Disarmament. Further information and documents related to meetings of previous annual sessions can be found on www.unog.ch/cd.


The second part of the annual session 2020 started on Monday, 25th May 2020. The registration for the participants without valid ground passes is available in the Indico system at: https://indico.un.org/event/20098/

Detailed planning of the CD 2020 session

 

Planning of the 2020 CD session

 
Week
President
Part I




20 January 2020 - 27 March 2020
1
Algeria
20 January - 14 February
2
3
4
5
Argentina
17 February – 13 March
6
7
8
9
Australia
16 March – 27 March
25 May – 05 June
 
Head of Delegation:
H.E. Ms. Sally Mansfield, Ambassador
Focal point: Ms. Vanessa Wood, Counsellor
(vanessa.wood@dfat.gov.au)
disarmament.geneva@dfat.gov.au
 
10
Part II


25 May 2020 – 10 July 2020
11
12
13
Austria
08 June - 03 July
 
Head of delegation:
H.E. Mr. Robert Müller, Ambassador
Focal point: Ms. Susanne Hammer, Counsellor, DPR
(Susanne.HAMMER@bmeia.gv.at)
genf-ov@bmeia.gv.at
 
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15
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17
Bangladesh
06 July – 10 July
03 August - 21 August
 
 
Head of Delegation: H.E. Mr. Shameem Ahsan, Ambassador
Focal point: Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, First Secretary
(mahabub31@mofa.gov.bd)
permanentmission.geneva@mofa.gov.bd
Part III


03 August 2020 - 18 September 2020
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19
20
21
Belarus
24 August – 18 September
 
Head of Delegation:
Mr. Yury Ambrazevich, Ambassador
Focal point: Mr. Aleksandr Pytalev, Counsellor
(a.pytalev@mfa.gov.by)
cd.gva@mfa.gov.by
 
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23
24

Information for member and non-member States

English (only)

List of participants

English (only)

Useful contacts

CD Secretariat Tel: 022 917 22 81
e-mail: cd@un.org

Last updated 11th March 2020

Primary Organs

January 1, 2019 : December 31, 2019

An Introduction to the Conference

The Conference on Disarmament (CD), was recognized by the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-I) (1978) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.

It succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, which include the Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960), the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1962-68), and the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969-78).

The current Director-General of UNOG is the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament as well as the Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the CD.

United Nations Secretary-General Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on Disarmament's High-Level Segment 2019, Palais des Nations, 25 February 2019. UN Photo by Antoine Tardy.

The terms of reference of the CD include practically all multilateral arms control and disarmament problems. Currently the CD primarily focuses its attention on the following issues: cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament; prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters; prevention of an arms race in outer space; effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons including radiological weapons; comprehensive programme of disarmament and transparency in armaments.

The CD meets in an annual session, which is divided in three parts of 10, 7 and 7 weeks, respectively. The first week shall begin in the penultimate week of the month of January. The CD is presided by its members on a rotating basis. Each President shall preside for a period of four weeks.

In order to ensure a coherent approach among the six Presidents of the session to the work of the Conference, as of 2006, an informal coordination mechanism - the P6 - was established that provides for the six presidents of the session to informally meet, usually on a weekly basis. Also on a weekly basis, the President meets informally with the Regional Group Coordinators and China together with the P6 (Presidential Consultations).

As originally constituted, the CD had 40 members. Subsequently its membership was gradually expanded (and reduced) to 65 countries. The CD has invited other UN Member States that have expressed a desire to participate in the CD's substantive discussions, to take part in its work as non-member States.

The CD adopts its own Rules of Procedure and its own agenda, taking into account the recommendations of the General Assembly and the proposals of its Members.

It reports to the General Assembly annually, or more frequently, as appropriate. Its budget is included in that of the United Nations. Staff members of the Geneva Branch of the Office for Disarmament Affairs service the meetings of the CD, which are held at the Palais des Nations.
The Conference conducts its work by consensus.

The CD and its predecessors have negotiated such major multilateral arms limitation and disarmament agreements as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Primary Organs

January 5, 2018 : September 14, 2018

An Introduction to the Conference

The Conference on Disarmament (CD), was recognized by the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-I) (1978) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.

It succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, which include the Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960), the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1962-68), and the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969-78).

The current Director-General of UNOG is the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament as well as the Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the CD.

United Nations Secretary-General Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on Disarmament's High-Level Segment 2019, Palais des Nations, 25 February 2019. UN Photo by Antoine Tardy.

The terms of reference of the CD include practically all multilateral arms control and disarmament problems. Currently the CD primarily focuses its attention on the following issues: cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament; prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters; prevention of an arms race in outer space; effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons including radiological weapons; comprehensive programme of disarmament and transparency in armaments.

The CD meets in an annual session, which is divided in three parts of 10, 7 and 7 weeks, respectively. The first week shall begin in the penultimate week of the month of January. The CD is presided by its members on a rotating basis. Each President shall preside for a period of four weeks.

In order to ensure a coherent approach among the six Presidents of the session to the work of the Conference, as of 2006, an informal coordination mechanism - the P6 - was established that provides for the six presidents of the session to informally meet, usually on a weekly basis. Also on a weekly basis, the President meets informally with the Regional Group Coordinators and China together with the P6 (Presidential Consultations).

As originally constituted, the CD had 40 members. Subsequently its membership was gradually expanded (and reduced) to 65 countries. The CD has invited other UN Member States that have expressed a desire to participate in the CD's substantive discussions, to take part in its work as non-member States.

The CD adopts its own Rules of Procedure and its own agenda, taking into account the recommendations of the General Assembly and the proposals of its Members.

It reports to the General Assembly annually, or more frequently, as appropriate. Its budget is included in that of the United Nations. Staff members of the Geneva Branch of the Office for Disarmament Affairs service the meetings of the CD, which are held at the Palais des Nations.
The Conference conducts its work by consensus.

The CD and its predecessors have negotiated such major multilateral arms limitation and disarmament agreements as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.



Primary Organs

January 17, 2017 : September 18, 2017

An Introduction to the Conference

The Conference on Disarmament (CD), was recognized by the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-I) (1978) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.

It succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, which include the Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960), the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1962-68), and the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969-78).

The current Director-General of UNOG is the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament as well as the Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the CD.

United Nations Secretary-General Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on Disarmament's High-Level Segment 2019, Palais des Nations, 25 February 2019. UN Photo by Antoine Tardy.

The terms of reference of the CD include practically all multilateral arms control and disarmament problems. Currently the CD primarily focuses its attention on the following issues: cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament; prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters; prevention of an arms race in outer space; effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons including radiological weapons; comprehensive programme of disarmament and transparency in armaments.

The CD meets in an annual session, which is divided in three parts of 10, 7 and 7 weeks, respectively. The first week shall begin in the penultimate week of the month of January. The CD is presided by its members on a rotating basis. Each President shall preside for a period of four weeks.

In order to ensure a coherent approach among the six Presidents of the session to the work of the Conference, as of 2006, an informal coordination mechanism - the P6 - was established that provides for the six presidents of the session to informally meet, usually on a weekly basis. Also on a weekly basis, the President meets informally with the Regional Group Coordinators and China together with the P6 (Presidential Consultations).

As originally constituted, the CD had 40 members. Subsequently its membership was gradually expanded (and reduced) to 65 countries. The CD has invited other UN Member States that have expressed a desire to participate in the CD's substantive discussions, to take part in its work as non-member States.

The CD adopts its own Rules of Procedure and its own agenda, taking into account the recommendations of the General Assembly and the proposals of its Members.

It reports to the General Assembly annually, or more frequently, as appropriate. Its budget is included in that of the United Nations. Staff members of the Geneva Branch of the Office for Disarmament Affairs service the meetings of the CD, which are held at the Palais des Nations.
The Conference conducts its work by consensus.

The CD and its predecessors have negotiated such major multilateral arms limitation and disarmament agreements as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

18 meetings found