11th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues
Disarmament and Arms Trade Control in Asia and Beyond
Conventional Weapons and Missiles
In cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), organized the 11th Republic of Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues, on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from 2 to 4 December 2012.
In 2012, the theme of the Conference was “Disarmament and Arms Trade Control in Asia and Beyond − Conventional Weapons and Missiles” and discussions centred on:
- International conventions with a focus on the Arms Trade Treaty;
- Missile issues and control regimes;
- Illicit trade: 1540, illicit brokering, proliferation financing;
- Cases of conventional weapons disarmament and their implications.
The Conference has been jointly organized annually by the United Nations and the Republic of Korea since 2002. It is well-known for providing an informal setting for frank and open discussions of current critical issues of disarmament, arms control, non-proliferation and security by bringing together stakeholders from different sectors of the disarmament and non-proliferation community, including government, intergovernmental organizations, academia and civil society.
Read the Opening Statement from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane.