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UN Documentation: Disarmament

Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

'Non-violence' sculpture is a gift from the Government of Luxembourg and was presented to the United Nations in 1988. It consists of a large replica in bronze of a .45-calibre revolver, the barrel of which is tied into a knot.

The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODAprovides support to the disarmament bodies created by the General Assembly and the Security Council and generally promotes disarmament efforts.

UNODA was established by General Assembly resolution 61/257 of 15 March 2007, as a successor to the Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA).

UN-I-QUE provides a brief overview of the history of the Secretariat support of disarmament.

A more complete history can be found in Chapter 4 of The United Nations and nuclear orders (link to ebook for UNHQ)