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At current levels of nuclear weapons, the verification of nuclear disarmament hardly seems to matter.
The paper notes that while 'barren periods of the kind currently being experienced by the CD are not unprecedented in the security arena,' some Permanent Missions in Geneva argue the CD is losing its value and may be 'acting as an obstacle to the emergence of alternative efforts toward nuclear disarmament goals.
announced that it was withdrawing financial support for the Uganda campaign, but as of this writing it continues to fund Kenya's disarmament program.
it is possible that nuclear disarmament may not be achievable without
Views differ on whether nuclear disarmament could be conceived without parallel disarmament progress taking place in other areas such as radiological, biological and chemical weapons, with some States saying it should not be conditional on negotiations in other areas.
Meanwhile, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale backs multilateral disarmament.
Pakistan, she said, does not support weakening of the the role of Conference on Disarmament (CD) through General Assembly-led non-universal processes that are divisive and not agreed by consensus.
We regret that instead of complying with this long overdue legal obligation to pursue nuclear disarmament, the military doctrines of some nuclear-weapon states continue to provide for modernization of nuclear weapons, which violates their legal obligations and should therefore be stopped.
Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations' European offices in Geneva, Zamir Akram, speaking in the General Assembly's First Committee that deals with disarmament and international security matters urged the major nuclear weapon states to progress towards achievement of the goal of global nuclear disarmament.
In November 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) established an Open-Ended Working Group for all member states "to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons.
Iran was elected by UN member states to serve as the rapporteur of the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security.
In October 2011, Manmohan Singh set up an informal group to explore ways to promote the ideas in the action plan presented by Rajiv Gandhi at the Third Special Session on Disarmament of the UN General Assembly in June 1998.