United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (RCPD)

Advocacy, Awareness raising, Disarmament, Gun/Armed Violence, Non-proliferation, Peace


The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) assists countries in the region to achieve their peace, security, and disarmament goals, through provision of substantive support; coordination of activities at the sub-regional, regional and international levels; and information sharing on global and regional activities.

The Centre is mandated to provide, on request, substantive support for initiatives and other activities, mutually agreed upon by the Member States of the Asia-Pacific region, for the implementation of measures for peace and disarmament, and to coordinate the implementation of regional activities in Asia and the Pacific. (UN General Assembly resolution A/42/39D of November 30 1987)

Areas of Assistance UNRCPD works in close partnership with regional and sub-regional organisations, as well as with other United Nations entities and civil society organizations. The Centre focuses its activities in three main areas: providing capacity building and technical assistance, creating and participating in dialogue fora, and engaging in outreach and advocacy on disarmament issues. In addition, UNRCPD works to:

Assist States in strengthening their capacity to fully implement UN Security Council Resolution 1540.
Promote Peace and Disarmament Education to generate public awareness and support for global and regional disarmament efforts.
Support states in ratification of and accession to the Arms Trade Treaty.

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