UNIDIR regularly delivers quarterly briefings for all United Nations regional groups covering a diverse range of disarmament and arms control topics.

Past briefings have supported regional groups e.g. in their preparations for review conferences, meetings of states parties or for sessions of Open-Ended Working Groups, but have also shared best practices and socialised the use of UNIDIR’s tools.

You can rewatch past regional briefings on UNIDIR’s YouTube channel. Upcoming regional briefings will be announced on our event page and through social media.


Recent regional briefings have covered:

  • Unlocking the Potential of UNIDIR’s Digital Tools in the Context of the OEWG 2021-2025 Cybersecurity Discussions (May 2023)
  • Regional Briefings: Preparations for the Fifth Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2023)
  • Best Practices for Gender Equality in Conventional Arms Control: Lessons from Mine Action, SALW Control and Weapons and Ammunition Management (November 2022)
  • Preparing States for the 2023 Sessions of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Security of and In the Use Of Information and Communications Technologies 2021-2025 (September 2022)
  • Preparations for the Biennial Meeting of States on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (June 2022)
  • Preparations for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (March 2022)