The Swedish CD Presidency

15 Mar 2018

The Swedish Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) has come to an end. Four intensive weeks have now passed since Sweden assumed this responsibility.

Building on the decision of 16 February to establish five subsidiary bodies, Sweden was tasked with the responsibility to present coordinators for the subsidiary bodies. After extensive consultations, the member states agreed on five ambassadors willing to undertake the task of coordinating the work of the CD in the subsidiary bodies. However, due to member states’ diverging views on the specific tasks of the subsidiary bodies there are still issues to be resolved before the CD can take a decision to appoint the coordinators for the subsidiary bodies. We remain hopeful that the following Presidency will succeed in this work in order to bring the CD back to substantive work.

Last updated 16 Mar 2018, 3.23 PM