The Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva participates in advancing Kenya’s policy and interests in matters concerning the Conference on Disarmament and other related conventions and protocols.
The Conference on Disarmament was recognized by the First Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-1) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. Its mandate is to negotiate treaties on all multilateral arms control and disarmament issues.
Its primary focus is the following:
- Cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament
- Prevention of nuclear war, including all related matters
- Prevention of an arms race in outer space
- Effective international arrangements to assure Non-Nuclear-Weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (Negative Security Assurances)
- New types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons including radiological weapons
- Comprehensive programme of disarmament and transparency in armaments
Similar to the other diplomatic engagements, the Mission lobbies for Training and Technical Assistance Programmes to increase human and institutional capacity at the national level.
Conventions on Disarmament:
Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)
Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (APMB)
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