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The official website of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, including press releases and links to sub-sites such as KFOR Online.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is a regional security organisation whose 55 participating States are from Europe, Central Asia and North America. The OSCE has been established as a primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations.
The objectives of the Ministry of Defence are to provide the defence capabilities needed to ensure the security and defence of the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories, including against terrorism, and to support the Government's foreign policy objectives, particularly in promoting international peace and security.
RUSI was founded by the Duke of Wellington in 1831 and for the past 169 years has been at the forefront of the debate and analysis of the whole spectrum of defence and international security issues. RUSI study geo-politics, geo-strategy, operational matters, the causes, prevention and resolution of regional conflicts, the balancing of resources and commitments, and defence technology and procurement.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House is an independent research and membership organisation working to promote the understanding of key international issues. Established in 1920, it organises over 100 meetings a year addressed by world leaders and decision makers, and a dozen conferences.
European Union pages giving on overview of CFSP, plus EU law, implementation of policies, and further sources of information.
From 24 April to 19 May 2000, the States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convened in New York for another review conference of the Treaty, in fact the sixth such conference convened in accordance with article VIII, paragraph 3, of the Treaty since it entered into force on 5 March 1970. The site contains documents and press releases about the Conference including the Final Document.
The Conference on Disarmament, established in 1979 as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community, was a result of the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly held in 1978. The terms of reference of the CD include practically all multilateral arms control and disarmament problems including cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament and prevention of an arms race in outer space.
The UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects will be held in June/July 2001. The objective of the Conference will be to develop and strengthen international efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.