Conference on Disarmament (CD)

Conférence du désarmement
Conferencia de Desarme

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1978, as Committee on Disarmament -- Comité du désarmement, resulting from 1st Special Session on Disarmament (SSOD I ), of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, including: Ten-Nation Committee on Disarmament (1960); Eighteen Nations Committee on Disarmament (1961-1968); Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (1969-1978). Started working under current title, 1984. Originally constituted with 40 members; membership gradually expended (and reduced) to 65 countries. Based at E-XE3343 - United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).


Act as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.


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Conference, meeting annually for 24 weeks. Rotating Presidency among Member States (based on English alphabetical order). Conference conducts work by consensus. Plenary meetings open to public; meeting of ad hoc subsidiary bodies closed, with non-member states participating as observers by invitation.


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