Ambassador Laura Kennedy of United States addressing the Conference on Disarmament in response to Jon Yong Ryong's, the DPRK representative, statement that 'South Korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction.' Kennedy said the threat was 'deeply disturbing' and 'offensive'. 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 1277. Presidency of India.