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NGO Committee on Disarmament Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-139

Overview

The NGO Committee on Disarmament was established in June 1973 by a group of international NGOs (non-governmental organizations). The organization had petitioned the New York Bureau of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council to form a Committee on Disarmament at U.N. headquarters. This new Committee would be parallel to the Special NGO Committee on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dates

  • 1970-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The NGO Committee on Disarmament was established in June 1973 by a group of international NGOs (non-governmental organizations). The organization had petitioned the New York Bureau of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council to form a Committee on Disarmament at U.N. headquarters. This new Committee would be parallel to the Special NGO Committee on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland. The purposes of the organization were: 1. to bring interested NGOs together to discuss current disarmament negotiations and potential progress; 2. to relate the programs of NGOs to current U.N. disarmament goals; 3. to monitor work in the U.N. on the economic and social consequences of disarmament; 4. to coordinate NGO liaison with various organs and units of the U.N. involved in disarmament; and 5. to cooperate closely with the Special NGO Committee on Disarmament at Geneva.

Extent

10.4 Linear Feet (10.4 linear ft.)

Arrangement

This collection is only partially processed. All accessions from 1977-1987 have been placed together. Material collected after that time is listed either in the "Refile boxes" or in separate accessions, e.g. the box of files received in 2066.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of NGO Committee on Disarmament, 1977 [Acc. 77A-093]; 1980 [Acc. 80A-023]; 1981 [Acc. 81A-025]; 1983 [Acc. 83A-042]; 1984 [Acc. 84A-003]; 1987 [Acc. 87A-053]; 2006 [Acc.06A-046].

Related Materials

Homer A. Jack Papers (DG 063)

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Legal Status

Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

Processed on July 19, 2013.
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