Translators at work during the Conference on Disarmament during which is simultaneously translated in the official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. 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 33, 2012 Session 1, Plenary meeting 1245. Presidency of Ecuador.