United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research – Ideas for Peace and Security

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) — an autonomous institute within the United Nations — conducts research on disarmament and security with the aim of assisting the international community in their disarmament thinking, decisions and efforts … (about 1/2).

Focus; Views; Activities; Disarmament events; Publications; Newsletter (latest on Sept. 7);
Address: UNIDIR, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland;

About 2/2: … Through its research projects, publications, small meetings and expert networks, UNIDIR promotes creative thinking and dialogue on the disarmament and security challenges of today and of tomorrow. 

The Institute’s activities encompass diverse realities – from the intricacy of global diplomacy to local entrenched tensions and violent conflicts. UNIDIR explores both current and future security issues, examining topics as varied as tactical nuclear weapons, refugee security, computer warfare, regional confidence-building measures, and small arms.

Working with researchers, diplomats, government officials, NGOs and other institutions, UNIDIR acts as a bridge between the research community and United Nations Member States. UNIDIR’s work is funded by contributions from governments and donor foundations.

UNIDIR is based in Geneva, the primary centre for security and disarmament negotiations, home of the Conference on Disarmament,
and global focal point for humanitarian concerns such as human rights, refugees, migration, health and labour issues.

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