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Turkey to chair 2018 disarmament conference session

Turkey has been made responsible for preparation, authentication of annual reports of ongoing conference in Geneva

20.08.2018
Turkey to chair 2018 disarmament conference session

By Bayram Altug

GENEVA

Turkey will chair the last session of the ongoing 2018 disarmament conference in Geneva, it was announced on Monday.

The disarmament conference is expected to conclude on Sep. 14.

Turkey will be in charge of the preparation and authentication of the annual disarmament report from 65 member countries.

Established in 1979 after the UN general assembly special session decision in 1978, the conference aims to controlled arm employment and disarmament.

It has 65 member states, including all nuclear weapons owners.

Treaties considered as basic documents in the areas of disarmament and control of weapons such as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968), the Biological (1972) and the Chemical (1993) probation of comprehensive nuclear test (1996) were being discussed in the 24-week-long session.

Each member is presiding over four weeks in a session in which the members rotate in alphabetical order. Turkey’s leadership will be the second this time after 2008.

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