Digital Tools for Disarmament: An Overview of UNIDIR Portals and Databases (Side Event)

Hybrid event, New York and online
18 October 2023
Digital Tools for Disarmament: An Overview of UNIDIR Portals and Databases (Side Event)

Over the course of the last years, UNIDIR has developed a range of digital tools to support arms control and disarmament processes related to a number of different areas including: cyber security, artificial intelligence, space security and biological disarmament. These tools have provided States and stakeholders with a valuable resource that has helped support policy processes and promote trust, transparency, and cooperation in different areas of technology governance.

This event provided an overview of UNIDIR’s growing collection of digital tools and was a good opportunity to have an interactive discussion around the methods, scope and opportunities presented by these resources.


A recording of this event can be found our YouTube channel, and below.


Opening Remarks

  • Ambassador Maritza Chan, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, New York
  • Dr Robin Geiss, Director, UNIDIR

UNIDIR Cyber Policy Portal, Cyber Policy Portal Database, National Survey of Implementation, and UNIDIR Artificial Intelligence Policy Portal

  • Lenka Filipová, Digital Tools Coordinator, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR

Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Timeline and Documents Depository 

  • Chen Zak Kane, Head of Project, Middle East WMD-Free Zone, UNIDIR

BWC National Implementation Measures Database

  • Maria Garzon Maceda, Associate Researcher, WMD Programme, UNIDIR

Space Security Portal and Lexicon

  • Almudena Azcárate Ortega, Researcher, Space Security Programme, UNIDIR


  • Giacomo Persi Paoli, Head of Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR


18 October, 2023 | 13:15 – 14:30 EDT

Hybrid format (in person at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, Conference Room 6, and online).


In person: The event is open to all participants of the UNGA First Committee.

Online: Please register through this form:

For any questions, please contact


UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues pertaining to multilateral disarmament.