First United Nations Division (FUND)

The First United Nations Division (FUND) is a key component of the International Organizations Department (IOD). The Division deals with issues related to maintenance of international peace and security: disarmament; global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and solutions to the challenges in the international security regime; regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments; special political and decolonization matters; peacekeeping; mine action; outer space; nuclear non-proliferation treaty; non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction; peaceful uses of nuclear sciences and applications; atomic radiation and University for Peace; to mention a few.


In this regard, the Division follows very closely the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); the work and activities of the First, Fourth and Sixth Committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA); the United Nations Disarmament Commission; and Conference on Disarmament (CoD); as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO); United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA); Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); Convention on the Prohibition of Stockpiling of Bacteriological Toxic Weapons (BWC); Fissile Materials Cut-Off Treaty; Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); Arms Trade Treaty (ATT); Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (APLC); International Law Commission (ILC); International Criminal Court (ICC); and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), amongst many others.