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Director-General Addresses General Assembly Plenary on Work of Conference on Disarmament

27 July 2011

The Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, addressed the plenary meeting of the General Assembly on “Follow-up to the high-level meeting held on 24 September 2010: Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations”. In his remarks, the Director-General highlighted the immense value of the Conference on Disarmament as the single multilateral negotiating body in the field of disarmament, while at the same time noting that a two-pronged approach, namely, reform of the Conference’s procedures, membership and agenda, and emphasis on the resumption of negotiations was needed to overcome the current impasse.