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COVID-19: Up-to-date list of postponed or cancelled disarmament and arms control meetings

Due to public health concerns, an increasing number of arms control and disarmament meetings are being cancelled or postponed until further notice. This list is regularly updated as information becomes available.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Intersessional informal exchange of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs, originally scheduled from 30-31 March in New York, is cancelled.

Third round of consultations on a political declaration on explosive weapons (EWIPA), originally scheduled from 23-24 and 26-27 March in Geneva, is postponed until further notice. 

Arms Trade Treaty Working Group meetings and second CSP6 informal preparatory meeting, originally scheduled from 14-17 April in Geneva, is cancelled. 

Fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zones and Mongolia, originally scheduled to take place on 24 April in New York, has been postponed "to a period in 2021".

2020 NPT Review Conference, originally scheduled from 27 April-22 May in New York, is postponed until such time as conditions permit, but not later than April 2021.

Second intercessional informal exchange of the Open-ended Working Group on ICTs, originally scheduled from 28-29 May in New York, is cancelled. 

Seventh Biennial Meeting of States of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, originally scheduled from 15-19 June in New York, has been postponed.

2020 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems meeting that was scheduled for 22-26 June in Geneva, will not take place. It is now re-scheduled to take place from 10-14 August 2020 in Geneva. The second session of the GGE is scheduled to take place 21-25 September 2020, subject to COVID-19-related developments.