Geneva Forum

A Joint Initiative of:
Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Centre on Conflict, Development and Peace building of the Graduate Institute


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Forwarding progress towards a more secure world

The Geneva Forum is the brainchild of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (CCDP). Its overarching objective is to progress towards a more secure world by facilitating dialogue and research dissemination on disarmament, arms control, peace and security.

The Geneva Forum is a unique partnership between a non-governmental organization, an autonomous institute within the United Nations an research organization, each of which is engaged in its own right in research, policy and advocacy on issues related to multilateral security and disarmament. These organizations pool their extensive knowledge, skills and networks for their common work within the framework of the Geneva Forum, working together in the pursuit of four core objectives:

  1. Sensitizing disarmament practitioners to new and emerging security issues and at building agendas around them;
  2. Facilitating implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements;
  3. Contributing to disarmament and arms control negotiations;
  4. Enhancing dialogue and communication between the disarmament, development, human rights, humanitarian, and public health communities.

In carrying out this work, the Geneva Forum interacts with government missions to the United Nations in Geneva, UN bodies, international and regional organizations, NGOs and think tanks. The Geneva Forum also strives to build bridges across the varied communities present and active in Geneva, most notably those engaged in areas relating to disarmament and arms control, human rights and international humanitarian law, and development.

Latest events:

ATT Network 2nd Regular Meeting   19 June 2014

The meeting featured three presentations analyzing the role of export, transit/transshipment, and import controls in preventing and stopping diversion; challenges in their implementation; and ways in which these can be overcome. During the second part of the meeting, Ambassador Jorge Lomónaco of Mexico provided an overview of preparations for the first Conference of ATT States Parties.


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