Diplomat representatives of various nations (including France, America, Khazakstan, Mongolia, Germany and UK) waiting to greet a visiting Mongolian government official, due to address the Conference on Disarmament. The Conference on Disarmament, established in 1979, is the only forum for nations to discuss multilateral arms control and disarmament issues. It has a primary focus nuclear weapons control and disarmament. 65 countries, and 38 observer nations, convene annually at the United Nations' Palais des Nations building for three sessions of talks totalling 24 weeks. Conference on Disarmament. Year 34, 2013 Session 1, Plenary meeting 1279. Presidency of India.