Disarmament Week

Disarmament Week

October 24-30
The United Nations' Disarmament Week, observed between October 24 and October 30, was established in 1978. It begins on October 24, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, now observed as United Nations Day. Observance revolves around raising public awareness of the dangers of the arms race and the need for international disarmament.
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United Nations, Department of Public Information
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New York, NY 10017
212-963-6842; fax: 212-963-6914
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