04 October - 04 November 2021 | New York, USA
The 76th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security is scheduled to meet from 4 October–4 November 2021. It will be convened under UN Headquarter COVID-19 related restrictions. More information about meeting modalities will be shared later. The schedule is set out in the draft provisional programme of work and timetable for the 2021 First Committee.
03 November 2021 | Online
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and Soka Gakkai International are excited to open registration for Part 3 of the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum on Racism and Intersectionality, which will take place online on 3 November, 2021 from 14:00-18:00 CET (check your local time here).
The Humanitarian Disarmament Forum (HDF) 2020-2021 has focused on diversity—particularly race—and how to be more intersectional in working to advance humanitarian disarmament. Racism is not limited to overt acts of hatred or violence, it is systemic and often nuanced. The topic of the HDF 2020-2021 was chosen in recognition that civil society and our community are not immune to these structures of power and oppression, and that we need to do more to confront this reality.
15 - 19 November 2021 | The Hague, The Netherlands
The 19th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty is scheduled to take place in The Hague, The Netherlands.
20 - 28 November 2021 | Online
War Resisters' International is hosting an online conference from 20 to 28 November 2021 called "Nonviolence in Action: Antimilitarism in the 21st century" to bring together activists from across the international peace movement to learn, strategise, and build solidarity.
02 - 08 December 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
The third formal session of the GGE on autonomous weapon systems will convene on 2-3 and 6-8 December 2021 in Geneva.
13 - 17 December 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) will meet for the CCW's sixth Review Conference from 13-17 December 2021. Visit our webpage for the conference, or this page from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs for more information.
First substantive session of the second Open-ended Working Group (OEWG II) on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security
13 - 17 December 2021
The first substantive session of the UN's second Open-ended Working Group (OEWG II) on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security is tentatively scheduled to take place from 13-17 December 2021. Format and other modalities are yet to be determined. Learn more about OEWG I and OEWG II here.
04 - 28 January 2022 | New York, USA
States have agreed to meet from 4-28 January 2022 in New York. The president-designate will convene informal consultations with all states parties in October 2021 to evaluate the situation and conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to confirm the dates of the Conference.
22 - 24 March 2022 | Vienna, Austria
The First Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is currently scheduled to be held in Vienna, Austria from 22 to 24 March 2022.