Baseline Assessment for Disarmament Education in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education (A/57/124) was submitted to the First Committee of the General Assembly at its 57th session on 9 October 2002. The Study builds upon and seeks to revitalize past disarmament education efforts, which it considered an integral part of peace education. Its main contribution was the 34 recommendations for action to be undertaken by Member States, UNODA and its regional centres and others. In July 2017, these 34 recommendations were reaffirmed in the Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (A/72/185). It calls for a reinvigoration of disarmament education activities. In May 2018, the Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament was launched in which he underscored the importance of education and training opportunities in order to create a platform for the sustainable entry of young women and men from all parts of the world into the field of disarmament.