Press Releases

    DC/2999
    29 November 2005

    Fourth United Nations-Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation Issues Set for 1-3 December

    NEW YORK, 28 November (Department for Disarmament Affairs) -- The Fourth United Nations --Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues, to be held in Busan, the Republic of Korea, from 1 to 3 December 2005, will address challenges in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.

    Organized jointly by the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific of the Department for Disarmament Affairs and the Government of the Republic of Korea, the conference will be hosted by Busan City.

    The conference will discuss various issues related to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), including challenges to the nuclear non-proliferation regime and ways and means to strengthen and effectively implement the NPT.  It will also address the nuclear fuel cycle and missile non-proliferation.  Furthermore, the conference will discuss in-depth issues related to the implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1540, addressing outreach and implementation issues in Asia and the Pacific region.

    Approximately, 30 participants from Governments, academic and research institutes and non-governmental organizations, mainly from Asia and the Pacific region, and international organizations will attend the conference in their personal capacity.

    For further information, contact:  Tsutomu Ishiguri, Director, Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, tel.:  917 367 4130, fax:  212 963 1121.

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