UNODA

Overview

UNODA provides substantive and organizational support for norm-setting in the area of disarmament through the work of the General Assembly and its First Committee, the Disarmament Commission, the Conference on Disarmament and other bodies. It fosters disarmament measures through dialogue, transparency and confidence-building on military matters, and encourages regional disarmament efforts; these include the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and regional forums.

It also provides objective, impartial and up-to-date information on multilateral disarmament issues and activities to Member States, States parties to multilateral agreements, intergovernmental organizations and institutions, departments and agencies of the United Nations system, research and educational institutions, civil society, especially non-governmental organizations, the media and the general public.

UNODA supports the development and implementation of practical disarmament measures after a conflict, such as disarming and demobilizing former combatants and helping them to reintegrate in civil society.

UNSCAR is administered by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), assisted by a Strategic Planning Group (SPG). The SPG consists of UNSCAR donor countries. It advises on UNSCAR’s annual priority areas and recommendations of project proposals for funding. Itis a flexible, multi-donor, United Nations-managed fund supporting arms regulation.


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