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Who We Are

UNIDIR is a voluntarily funded, autonomous institute within the United Nations. One of the few policy institutes worldwide focusing on disarmament, UNIDIR generates knowledge and promotes dialogue and action on disarmament and security. Based in Geneva, UNIDIR assists the international community to develop the practical, innovative ideas needed to find solutions to critical security problems.

Disarmament — including arms control, non-proliferation, prohibitions, restrictions, confidence building, and where needed, elimination — is an essential tool to secure our world and our future."

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
A man carries rocket-propelled grenades with his back turned to the camera