UN Disarmament Week Is Observed From 24 To 30 October.
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♦ The aim is to reduce the use of weapons particularly, nuclear weapons and bring peace to society.
♦ In 1995, the UNGA invited the government and non-governmental organizations to be part of the disarmament week.
♦ The Disarmament plays a significant role in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 16.
♦ The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs was established in January 1998 in New York, USA.
♦ In 2018, UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres declared ‘Securing our common future: An Agenda for disarmament’.
4 key Points In Agenda:
♦ Disarmament that saves humanity
♦ Disarmament that saves lives
♦ Disarmament for future generations
♦ Strengthening Partnership For Disarmament.