Mr. Sergio Duarte ended a distinguished tenure as the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on 29 February 2012. Mr. Duarte had held the post four and a half years since his appointment on 2 July 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Prior to his work at the United Nations, Mr. Duarte was a career diplomat in the Brazilian Foreign Service, well-known in disarmament and non-proliferation circles. He and his wife will return to his native Brazil shortly.
Recent SPOTLIGHT Items Featuring Sergio Duarte
Toward a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction, remarks by High Representative Duarte at EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Seminar
59th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, European Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament, statement by the Secretary-General with addresses to the conference by the High Representative
The Secretary-General’s message to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety (PDF) — Delivered by Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
Five-Point Nuclear Disarmament Proposal: Current Status and Future Prospect (PDF) — Learn more about the Five Point Plan
Disarmament and Non-Proliferation:
A Historical Review (PDF) and Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation:
A Look Ahead (PDF)