Representative of South Korea (Republic of Korea) making notes as Jon Yong Ryong, First Secretary of North Korean (DPRK) mission in Geneva, makes a statement during a session devoted to Negative Security Asssurances (NSAs)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 1284. Presidency of Indonesia.