Both the General Assembly and the Security Council consider disarmament topics, in accordance with Articles 11, 26 and 47 of the UN Charter.
They have also created subsidiary bodies that focus on disarmament matters.
The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) provides support to the disarmament bodies and promotes disarmament efforts.
UNODA's website provides regularly updated information on disarmament issues, including:
- Statements by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Statements by the High Representative of Disarmament Affairs and the heads of UNODA's predecessor offices, since March 1998
- UN Disarmament Yearbook
Extensive review of United Nations disarmament activities during a given year.
Part I: Resolutions and decisions; Part II: Developments and Trends.
- UNODA - Disarmament Treaties Database
UNODA (UN Office for Disarmament Affairs) publishes information on the status of multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements, presenting data on signatories, parties of relevant agreements and the texts of the agreements.
- UNODA - Register of Conventional Arms
The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Register of Conventional Arms includes data provided by states on arms transfers as well as information on military holdings, procurement through national production and relevant policies.
- UNODA Documents Library
UNODA's (UN Office for Disarmament Affairs) specialized archive provides quick and direct access to United Nations disarmament-related documents in one convenient location. It includes special sessions final documents and reports; Disarmament Commission guidelines and treaty review declarations.