Director-General Participates in the Opening Plenary Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament
22 January 2013
The Director-General participated in the opening plenary meeting of the 2013 session of the Conference on Disarmament. He delivered the message of the UN Secretary-General for the occasion, which stressed the need to end the continued stalemate of the Conference to avoid jeopardizing its credibility and the machinery of disarmament. He also reiterated, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, his strong support and commitment to the Conference, and called upon member states to lay aside their differences and establish and implement a Programme of Work, including substantive negotiations.