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jul
26

BMS7 on the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA)

26 - 30 July 2021 | New York, USA

The Seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) to consider the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) is scheduled to take place at the United Nations in New York City from 26-30 July 2021, with civil society participation happening online only.

jul
29

BMS7 side event: Advancing gender-responsive small arms control through advocacy and research: opportunities and challenges

29 July 2021 | Online

This BMS7 side event is co-hosted by GENSAC and WILPF, and is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Germany. 

aug
02

POSTPONED: 2021 NPT Review Conference

02 - 27 August 2021 | New York, USA

The 2021 Review Conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is postponed due to COVID-19. 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. 

aug
03

Meeting of the GGE on LAWS

03 - 13 August 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland

The Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) is scheduled to meet from 3-13 August 2021 in Geneva. RCW is posting relevant documents and will provide coverage through its CCW Report, if meeting modalities permit. 

An earlier meeting, scheduled 28 June-5 July 2021, is postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. A subsequent meeting is set to take place as scheduled, from 27 September-1 October 2021.

aug
29

International Day against Nuclear Tests

29 August 2021 | Global

On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

aug
30

Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP7)

30 August - 03 September 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland

The Seventh Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP7) is scheduled to take place from 30 August–3 September 2021 in Geneva.

aug
30

Biological Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts

30 August - 08 September 2021 | Geneva and online

The Biological Weapons Convention Meetings of Experts will meet in hybrid format from 30 August-8 September 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland.

sep
06

CCW Sixth Preparatory Committee

06 - 08 September 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland

High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) will meet for the Sixth Preparatory Committee, ahead of the CCW's Review Conference from 6-8 September 2021. Meeting details and modalities to be determined, subject to COVID-19 developments.

sep
21

UN General Assembly high-level debate, 76th session

21 - 30 September 2021

The 76th UN General Assembly high-level debate will take place from 21 to 30 September 2021; modalities have not yet been announced.

sep
27

Meeting of the GGE on LAWS

27 September - 01 October 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland

The Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) is scheduled to meet in Geneva from 27 September-1 October 2021 in Geneva. RCW is posting relevant documents and will provide coverage through its CCW Report, if meeting modalities permit. 

An earlier meeting, scheduled for 28 June-5 July was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions but the second meeting is set to take place as scheduled, from 3-13 August 2021.

oct
04

UN General Assembly First Committee, 76th Session

04 October - 04 November 2021

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. 

dec
13

CCW Sixth Review Conference

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.

jan
04

2022 NPT Review Conference

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.