An Iranian diplomat listens during deliberations at the Conference on Disarmament during the Iranian Presidency which was boycotted by the US Ambassador due to ongoing friction over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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. I