Disarmament Week

Disarmament Week (Disarmament Week) is held under the auspices of the United Nations each year from 24 to October 30. Generalizes the theme of the week are the words — Achieving peace and security through disarmament (Peace and Security Through Disarmament).

The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins at International Day of United Nations, provided for in the Final Document of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly in 1978, devoted to disarmament.

States were encouraged to consider the priority issues of the danger of the arms race and promote the need for its cessation and enhance public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament.

specific disarmament issues discussed relate to: weapons of mass destruction, disarmament in Africa, America, Asia, disarmament and development, gender and disarmament, terrorism, disarmament and children.

In 1995, the Assembly invited Governments and non-governmental organizations to continue to take an active part in Disarmament Week.

Also, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to completely use the information agencies of the United Nations to promote a better understanding of the global community of pressing disarmament and objectives of Disarmament Week.