For our fifth anniversary issue, we reflect on the future of security, arms control and disarmament policies based upon current realities. Following the Special Comment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, experts weigh in on a number of today’s urgent issues, including the state of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the role of the United Nations in disarmament and counter-terrorism, the necessity of increasing security literacy among young people, and the relationship between human security and human rights. We hope that you find these articles thought-provoking and informative.

Citation: Kerstin Vignard (ed.) (2004). "Disarmament Forum: Strengthening Disarmament and Security", UNIDIR, Geneva.

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  • Editor’s note, Kerstin Vignard
  • Special Comment, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • The nuclear non-proliferation regime: back to the future? John Simpson
  • Arms control, disarmament and the United Nations, Patricia Lewis and Ramesh Thakur
  • The United Nations and the campaign against terrorism, Chantal De Jonge Oudraat
  • Human rights and human security, Bertrand Ramcharan
  • Disarmament education: practicing what you preach, Miguel Marín-Bosch
  • Reversible or irreversible? Jozef Goldblat
  • UNIDIR focus