Disarmament, Non-proliferation, Peace
The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), headquartered in Lima, Peru, was created by a UN General Assembly resolution in 1986.
UNILREC is one of three Regional Centres of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). It is part of the Regional Disarmament Branch (RDB) of UNODA, which oversees and coordinates the activities of the all the disarmament centres for peace and development.
UNLIREC is the only UN regional entity specialized in disarmament and non-proliferation in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Its main function is to translate the decisions, instruments and commitments of Member States in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation into action, at national, sub-regional and regional levels. In short, UNLIREC supports Latin American and Caribbean States in achieving and maintaining peace and security through disarmament.