Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the Office of the United Nations and to the Other International Organizations in Geneva! /Disarmament /

Disarmament

The Mission is tasked with monitoring international disarmament activities and endeavours towards the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Geneva.

In this regard, the Conference on Disarmament (CD) should first be mentioned. It was established in 1979 as the single disarmament forum of the international community. The Conference membership has been restricted ever since the Cold War, when it was established. The Conference has only 65 members. Slovenia participates in the work of the Conference as an observer. This status is granted on an annual basis.

The Mission monitors and represents Slovenia in reviews of disarmament conventions held in Geneva. These include the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (the Ottawa Convention), the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), and the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW). Slovenia is engaged in all such endeavours. Slovenia welcomes the progress of the international community achieved on the basis of the Ottawa Convention. Millions of mines have been destroyed, hundreds of thousands of mines have been deactivated and removed; the number of new mines laid has decreased significantly. Slovenia has been endeavouring, together with other EU Member States and many other countries, to limit in a similar way the humanitarian impact of the use of cluster munitions through Protocol VI to the CCW Convention.

Link: Conference on Disarmament