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Canada leads the “dead in the water” Conference on Disarmament

This month and next, Canada shoulders one of the least coveted leadership posts within the United Nations system – the presidency of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD). The travails, frustrations, and abject failure of the CD, the UN’s only … Continue reading

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Canada proposes action on the CD’s agenda – outside the CD

In 2005 Canada joined five other states to propose a plan to move the four priority issues mired in the stalemated CD into a UN General Assembly process for action. The plan was abandoned in the face of strong opposition, … Continue reading

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It’s time to sideline the Geneva disarmament conference

The UN’s one disarmament negotiating forum recently seemed set to emerge from a wasted decade of deadlock, but the celebrations were premature. Disarmament is obviously way too important to be left to the Conference on Disarmament, so it’s time to … Continue reading

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