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Head of the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies appointed as a Member of the UN Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

Prof. Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, has been appointed a Member of the UN Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2013.

Established in 1978 pursuant to paragraph 124 of the Final Document of the tenth special session of the General Assembly, the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters received its current mandate pursuant to Assembly decision 54/418 of 1 December 1999. The Board has the following functions: to advise the Secretary-General on matters within the area of arms limitation and disarmament, including on studies and research under the auspices of the UN or institutions within the UN system; to serve as the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR); and to advise the Secretary-General on the implementation of the UN Disarmament Information Programme.

Members are chosen by the Secretary-General for their knowledge and experience in the field of disarmament and international security. Board members serve in their personal capacities and do not represent their Governments.

Click here to read the UN press release.

 

 


Posted on: 13/1/2013 10:42:03 AM  |  Topic: Other NTS Issues


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