An Iranian diplomat, gestures while in discussion with Pakisatni, Chinese and Cuban diplomats at 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 2, Plenary meeting 1291. Presidency of Iran.