The Status of the Global Disarmament Agenda: Perspective from the UN

29th August 2014

From 4 to 7 August 2014, Ms. Virginia Gamba, Director and Deputy to the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, attended a conference, hosted by the Rio Grande Municipality, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Under the rubric “peace begins at home”, the conference offered an opportunity for a comprehensive dialogue on international peace and cooperation with a view to fostering inter-regional cooperation between Latin America and Africa. The forum brought together international experts, diplomats and Argentinean representatives from all levels of government (municipal, provincial and national), along with members of the Rio Grande civil society community to discuss a variety themes and issues found in the Luanda Action Plan and Montevideo Declaration of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (SAPCZ).

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[source: UNODA]