Norway is a strong supporter of international efforts to combat and eradicate illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SALW). In July, Member States will join efforts to provide further recommendations on the UN process on SALW. Read more

”The Norwegian Government launched the initiative for a ban on cluster munitions one and a half year ago. I am delighted to see that we already seem to have a ban in place,” says Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more

Norway aims to strengthen its role as an active promoter of arms control and disarmament. For the first time since the Cold War, the Norwegian Storting has been presented with a separate white paper on disarmament issues.   Read more

Last week the 2008 substantive session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC) started in New York. Member states will be working toward a consensus on further disarmament measures regarding both conventional and nuclear weapons. Read more

Norway wants to make the UN Disarmament Commission more relevant and credible than what it is today, and encouraged a frank discussion on what to achieve with the Commission in a statement at the Substantive Session of the UNDC 24 April 2008. Read more