The disarmament team at the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva works to support Norway’s objective to make an active contribution to processes of international disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destructions, in relevant multilateral forums. Particular emphasis is put on humanitarian disarmament, which place the humanitarian and developmental consequences of the use of weapons at the forefront. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (MBC) are important instruments in this regard. Norway played an active role in the development of both conventions, and the work with these conventions is a high priority at the Mission. The Mission has also worked closely with Oslo in preparing the conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, which took place in Oslo 4-5 March 2013. In addition, the Mission follows other disarmament processes and forums that take place in Geneva, including amongst others the Conference on Disarmament (CD), the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
The 2013 Intersessional Meeting of the Convention on Cluster Munitions took stock of the implementation of the Convention, midway through the Norwegian Presidency. Read more
As the President of the Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad recently visited Southeast Asia to promote accesion and learn more about implementation. Read more
The twelfth Meeting of the States Parties (12MSP) to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was held in Geneva 3-7 December 2012. Read more
At the third Meeting of the State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo 11-14 September 2012, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad was elected President of the Meeting. Read more
The 2012 intersessional meetings of the Anti-Personnel Land Mine Convention took place in Geneva on May 21-25. Here are the Norwegian Statements. Read more