Category Archives : PLY-D


Young Leader on Disarmament (American Samoa): Statement to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament

Today the world faces new and unique challenges as a result of globalization. As countries’ economies become more interconnected, the spread of conflict and the proliferation of arms have intensified. Hence, the immediacy for the CD to take action has never been greater. These threats to security and peace have long made their way onto our […]


Young Leaders on Disarmament (PNG): Statement to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament

Papua New Guinea (PNG), which lies on one half of the largest island in the region, is also known to be one of most diverse countries in the world. With over 850 different languages, finding a unified voice amongst a group as varied as the representatives found within the United Nations Conference on Disarmament assembly,resonates […]


New Structures Required to Move Disarmament Forward

Imagine a large convoy trying to navigate with a compass but no map. Somewhere along the way, it hits what appears to be a dead end. The convoy grinds to a halt and the drivers get out in hopes of reaching a unanimous decision on which route to take. No one’s worried at this point. […]


Making the Conference on Disarmament Work

Action taken in the aftermath of a catastrophic attack is an action already too late. Think about Syria and the chemical weapons attack. Think about the innocent lives lost and what could have been done to prevent it.As governments around the world reacted to the Syrian crisis, one thing was clear —weapons of mass destruction […]