United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
UNIDIR – an autonomous research institute within the United Nations – conducts research on disarmament and security with the aim of assisting the international community with its disarmament thinking, decisions and efforts.
Through its research projects, publications, meetings and expert networks, UNIDIR promotes creative thinking and dialogue on the disarmament and security challenges of today and tomorrow. Proposing new ideas for security thinking, UNIDIR’s work brings together security, disarmament and development so that all forms of security – national, regional, global – are recognized as true manifestations of human security. The Institute is a focal point for intergovernmental organizations, the diplomatic disarmament community, and government ministries.
UNIDIR’s reach extends far beyond Geneva through its partnerships and collaboration with academic and research institutes, NGOs and civil society, and students from around the world. UNIDIR also cooperates closely with the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs, as well as with other programmes and institutions in the UN.