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Press conference by Australia’s Security Council President on work programme for September

Gary Quinlan (facing camera, left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs journalists on the Council’s programme of work for the month. 04 September 2013 United Nations, New YorkSeptember would see the Security Council hold a high-level debate on small arms and their role in fostering conflict, Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, said at Headquarters today as he assumed that organ’s rotating presidency for the month. He said the role of small arms in conflict had long been debated in the Council Continue reading

Learn more about the UN Register of Conventional Arms

Some of the 130 light and heavy weapons collected from fighters under the disarmament programme -- Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) on display. 28 January 2008 Kabul, AfghanistanTransparency in armaments builds confidence between countries, and can help determine whether excessive or destabilizing accumulations of arms take place. Being open about armaments may encourage restraint in the transfer or production of arms, and can contribute to preventive diplomacy. Since its inception in 1991, the United Nations Register of Continue reading