The Threat posed by Weapons: Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Trade

20th February 2015

“Since its inception, disarmament has been among the most persistent goals of the United Nations. The term appears twice in the Charter along with a separate goal called “the regulation of armaments”, often called conventional arms control. Both remain our common goals today and together comprise what, in 1959, the General Assembly termed “general and complete disarmament under effective international control”, later declared as the UN’s “ultimate objective”.

– Speech by Virginia Gamba, Director of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs

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[source: UNODA]