How was the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters established?
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016
The Advisory Board on Disarmament Studies was established by resolution A/RES/S-10/2 adopted on 30 June 1978 after the General Assembly's first Special Session on Disarmament.
It was renamed the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters by the Secretary-General with effect from 1 January 1989 (A/44/654, para.4). It's current mandate is contained in the General Assembly decision 54/418.
The Advisory Board holds two sessions a year, alternating between New York and Geneva.
Reports on the work of the Advisory Board are submitted annually to the General Assembly by the Secretary-General and is considered by the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
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