Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations


The General Assembly of the United Nations established by resolution A/RES/67/56 an Open-ended Working Group to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons. The group met in Geneva in 2013 between March and August with the active contribution of international organizations and the civil society, as follows:

1. The organizational meeting of the open-ended working group took place on 14 March 2013 in the Palais des nations, United Nations Office at Geneva.

The following materials were circulated for consideration by the organizational meeting of the Group:

The group elected by acclamation Ambassador Manuel Dengo of Costa Rica as Chairperson of the Open-ended working group and agreed on the applicable rules of procedure and the modalities for the participation of civil society in the proceedings of the group.

2. The first set of substantive meetings of the open-ended working group were during the weeks of 14 and 20 May 2013.

Based on his informal consultations, the Chairperson circulated a letter, dated 23 April 2013, suggesting ideas and topics to be addressed by the Open-ended working group.

To see the letter, please click here.

To see the timetable of the meetings of the group in May, please click here.