Lobby the General Assembly for a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament
Join our campaign to pressure the United Nations General Assembly for a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament (GDC).
Send a letter to your country’s UN representative:
I am writing to you to ask that (insert state name) play an active part in supporting a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament (GDC). We are aware of the difficulties that members of the General Assembly face in implementing this obligation, but the disastrous increase in wars and armaments must now be checked. (personalise)
As you are likely aware the General Assembly has held three Special Sessions devoted to Disarmament (SSOD): SSOD-I in 1978, SSOD-II in 1982 and SSOD-III in 1988. Since 1995, the General Assembly has been calling for a fourth session on disarmament. It then established Working Groups in 2003, 2007 and 2016 to discuss the agenda and the possibility of establishing a preparatory committee for an SSOD-IV.
I ask in particular that the Assembly should start with consideration of the publication by the UN’s own Office Disarmament Affairs of Occasional Paper 28 (Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the 21st Century – https://www.un.org/disarmament/publications/occasionalpapers/no-28/).
In closing may I draw your attention to the work of our group at www.scrapweapons.com
I look forward very much to hearing from you and am grateful for your consideration.
You can find the contact information for your country’s delegation in the UN’s Blue Book.