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ODA Meetings Place Home

The Meetings Place Home will be the primary way of navigating the website. The default view will list current and forthcoming meetings. Meetings will be organized and filterable according to the following scheme:

Top level             >>>

This will include the following general categories for the types of bodies:  

  1. Primary organs
  2. Conferrences and working groups
  3. Treaties and other instruments
  4. Other bodies and official meetings
  5. Expert groups
  6. Workshops and other events

Body level           >>>

This level allows a user to filter the list according to the “body”, which will include individual forums, treaties, instruments or other entities.

Meeting level

The base level of the portal will be the meetings page. An individual meetings page will be created for each session of a given entity, following ODA’s current practice. 
(For example, for a treaty, this will include e.g. each session of an annual meeting, preparatory committee and review conference.)

Examples:

Primary organsTreaties and other instrumentsTreaties and other instrumentsOther bodies and official meetings 

General Assembly First CommitteeNuclear Non-Proliferation TreatyBiological Weapons ConventionAdvisory Board on Disarmament

Seventy-fourth session (2019)2020 Review Conference2020 Meeting of States PartiesSeventy-third session (2020) 

Top-level structure of the UNODA Meetings Place

Body types and examples

Primary organs

Description

This section is for the official meetings of the main sessions of the primary disarmament organs. Individual meeting portals in this section should be created per session. 

Examples: General Assembly First Committee; Conference on Disarmament; Disarmament Commission

Conference and working groups

This section is for the official meetings of conferences, working groups or other bodies established by the primary organs. Meeting portals in this section should be created per session. Intersessional meetings or other activities should generally be incorporated into the meeting portal of a parent session. 

Examples: Conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction; Open-ended working group on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security; Open-ended working group taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations

Treaties and other instruments

This section is for the official meetings of treaties, conventions and other intergovernmental instruments serviced by the Office for Disarmament Affairs. Meeting portals in this section should be created per body and per session. (Example: annual meetings of States, each session of a preparatory committee and review conferences should each have their own meeting portal.) Official intersessional meetings may either have their own meeting portal or be integrated into the meeting portal of a parent session.

Examples: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; Biological Weapons Convention; Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; Anti-personnel Landmine Convention; Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons; Cluster Munitions Convention

Other bodies and official meetings

This section is for official meetings other bodies, international days and other events such as high-level meetings established pursuant to decisions and resolutions of the primary organs. Individual meeting portals in this section should be created per session. A single meeting portal should be created for each International Day.

Examples: Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters; Conference of the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia; International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons; International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Expert groups

This section is for groups of experts established pursuant to decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly. Meeting portals in this section should be created per group. New meeting portals should be created for groups that are reestablished, analogous to the sessions of the primary organs or treaties.

Example: Group of governmental experts on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus

Workshops and other events

This section is for informal meetings, workshops or other events, not including side events incorporated into meeting portals of the above sections. Meeting portals should be created per event.

Examples: Workshops organized by the 1540 Support Unit, BWC-ISU, regional centres, branches, etc