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This extensive collection of links is to speeches Jayantha Dhanapala made as UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs from February 1998 to May 2003.
Opening Remarks, "Multilateral Disarmament after the Iraq War", Panel Discussion sponsored by DDA on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of SSOD-I, UN Headquarters, New York, 20 May 2003 
Remarks at NGO Farewell Reception, Organized by the Hague Appeal for Peace, Lawyers Committee for Nuclear Policy and NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, New York, 13 May 2003>
The NPT -- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Keynote Address, Event hosted by Middle Powers Initiative, A Programme of the Global Security Institute, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 April 2003 
Introduction of DDA's Gender Action Plan:  Keynote Address, Panel Discussion "Making Disarmament More Effective: Men and Women Working Together", UN Headquarters, New York, 15 April 2003 
Special Remarks at the Alan Cranston Peace Awards 2003 Ceremony, Organized by the Global Security Institute, San Francisco California, 12 April 2003 
Statement before the UN Disarmament Commission, UN Headquarters, New York, 31 March 2003 
Opening Remarks for the "UN-OSCE Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects in South Eastern Europe", Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11 March 2003
" Transparency in Armaments", Subregional Workshop. Bali, Indonesia 14 February 2003
"Implementation of the Programme of Action adopted at the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects: The Asia-Pacific Perspective", Bali, Indonesia 10 February 2003
"A Realistic View of Global Weapons Norms", IPS UN Journal, 20 January 2003, Vol. 11, No. 6, page 6
"Disarmament Inches Forward in a Period of Setbacks", Disarmament Times, Volume XXV, Number 4, pages 1-3
Opening Statement for the  UN-ROK Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues: Changing Security Dynamics and their Implications for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Cheju Island, Republic of Korea 3 December 2002
The Relevance of Regimes, Plenary Address at the Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference - Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C., 15 November 2002
Opening Statement for the BioWeapons Prevention Project Launch - Palais des Nations, Geneva, 11 November 2002
Gender and Disarmament, Key Note Address at the Fourth Annual Women Waging Peace Policy Day - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 8 November 2002
Global Security and Civil Society, Statement before the Threshold Foundation - New York, 7 November 2002
Remarks at the Certificate Awarding Ceremony, 2002 UN Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament - United Nations, New York, 28 October  2002
Statement at the Symposium marking the Tenth Anniversary of the UN Register of Conventional Arms - United Nations, New York, 15 October  2002
Opening Remarks at "The Outer Space Treaty at Thirty-Five" Panel Discussion - United Nations, New York, 14 October  2002
Statement to the Open Debate of the Security Council on the Question of Small Arms - United Nations, New York, 11 October 2002
Remarks at the Launch of the UN  Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education - United Nations, New York, 9 October  2002
Message to the Survivors of the Atomic Bombings - Hill of Grace, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Home for the Elderly, 6 October  2002
Opening Remarks: Panel Discussion on "The Impact of 11 September 2001 on the Disarmament Agenda for the 21st Century" - United Nations,  3 October  2002
"Help schools to promote a safer world", by Jayantha Dhanapala and William C. Potter, International Herald Tribune, 3 October  2002
Opening Remarks: Panel Discussion on "Disarmament in Conflict Prevention"  - United Nations, New York, 1 October  2002
Statement before the First Committee of the General Assembly  - United Nations, New York, 30 September 2002
Statement on the Occasion of the Launching of the Joint Ministerial Statement on the CTBT  - United Nations, New York, 14 September 2002
Remarks to DPI/NGO Conference, Session on "Demobilizing the War Machines: Making Peace Last" - United Nations, New York, 11 September 2002
"Making Peace Last: Disarmament as an Essential Element", NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security Workshop, DPI/NGO Conference - United Nations, New York, 10 September 2002
On eve of Johannesburg forum, UN official flags links between disarmament, development, 25 August 2002
The NPT and the Future of Nuclear Weapons -  Workshop on the Outcome and Implementation of the 2002 NPT PrepCom - Monterey Institute of International Studies, L'Imperial Palace, Annecy, France, 14 July 2002
Nuclear Disarmament: Towards Securing a Global Future for Humanity - Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament: Towards Securing a Global Future for Humanity, Hosted by Pax Christi, Dublin, Ireland, 19 June 2002
"Preventing a new dark age", by Jayantha Dhanapala and Ramesh Thakur, The Japan Times, 16 June 2002
"Let's get together against terrorism: A threatened world", by Jayantha Dhanapala and Ramesh Thakur, International Herald Tribune, 4 June 2002
Multilateralism and the U.S. National Interest in Disarmament - Casper Committee on Foreign Relations, Casper, Wyoming, 30 May 2002
The Canberra Commission: Lessons Learned for a Future Commission - The Ideas-Institutional Nexus, A Conference Co-Hosted by the University of Waterloo and United Nations University, Waterloo (Ontario), Canada, 18 May 2002
International Law, Security, and Weapons of Mass Destruction - Showcase Program 2002 Spring Meeting of the Section of International Law and Practice American Bar Association, New York, New York, 9 May 2002
Remarks upon Accepting the Alan Cranston Peace Award, Award Ceremony Hosted by the Global Security Institute - United Nations, New York, 16 April 2002
""The Challenge of Results-Based Disarmament", Synthesis, Spring/March 2002, published by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, pages 5-7.
The NPT, Nuclear Disarmament, and Terrorism, Conference on Nuclear Dangers and the State of Security Treaties, Hosted by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research - United Nations, New York, 9 April 2002
Opening Remarks:  A Disarmament Agenda for the 21st Century, An International Conference Sponsored by the United Nations and the People's Republic of China  - Beijing, China, 2 April 2002
"The Impact of September 11 on Multilateral Arms Control", Arms Control Today, March 2002, pages 9-14
The Role of Civil Society in the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms, African Conference on the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms: Needs and Partnerships - Pretoria, South Africa, 20 March 2002
Coordinating Regional Initiatives of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms, African Conference on the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms: Needs and Partnerships - Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2002
 Multilateral Approaches to WMD Threats After September 11 - Annual Luncheon of the Arms Control Association, Washington, DC, 22 January 2002
"Assembly Talk of New Era Followed by 'Business As Usual'," Disarmament Times, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Winter 2001, pages 1, 3.
"Multilateralism and the Future of the Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime," The Nonproliferation Review, CNS, MIIS, Fall 2001
Keynote Address - Regional Seminar:  International Security Issues: A Call for Regional Cooperation, Bangkok, Thailand, 14 December  2001
Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and the Rule of Law - 20th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York, New York, 27 November 2001
Remarks at the Certificate Awarding Ceremony - United Nations Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament, UN New York, 31 October 2001
The Work of the Department for Disarmament Affairs in Implementing Security Council Resolution 1325 - UN Inter-agency Panel to Commemorate the First Anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325, New York, 31 October 2001
The NPT Regime: Progress and Promises - Symposium on International Safeguards: Verification and Nuclear Material Security, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, 29 October 2001
Opening Remarks - Symposium on Terrorism and Disarmament, UN New York, 25 October 2001
Statement before the First Committee of the General Assembly, UN New York, 8 October 2001
Communicating the Disarmament Message - Centre for International Communication,  Macquarie University Sydney, Australia 30 August 2001
Opening Statement - United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Ishikawa-Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan, 28 August 2001
"A Disarming Proposition: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Disarmament," Harvard International Review, Summer 2001, vol. XXIII, no. 2, p. 48-52.
The Agenda: Ecology, Poverty Reduction, Disarming - International Herald Tribune 23 May 2001 P.8. (Note: based on the author’s Commencement Address at the Monterey Institute for International Studies, 12 May 2001)
The State of the Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: 2001 - Monterey Institute of International Studies, Annecy, France, 21 May 2001 
Keynote Address: Towards NPT 2005: An Action Plan for the 13 Steps - MPI  Strategy Consultation, United Nations, 29 April 2001
Statement before the Disarmament Commission, United Nations, New York, 09 April 2001
Globalization and the Nation State, University of Colorado Law School at Boulder,  Boulder, Colorado,  07 April 2001
Opening Address - Ka hao te rangatahi: A Pacific Way to Disarmament, UN Regional Meeting in Asia and the Pacific, Wellington,  New Zealand, 27 March, 2001
Prospects for Arms Control and Disarmament, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 22 March, 2001
Launching of UN Publication: Gender Perspectives on Disarmament, United Nations, New York, 14 March, 2001
Disarmament and Development, International Conference on Small Arms Proliferation and Trade in the Asia Pacific, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 19 February 2001
The United Nations Millennium Declaration and South Asia - The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 07 February 2001
Sustaining People-Centred Disarmament, UN Chronicle, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1,  2001, pages 16-17
Two Cheers for First Committee - or One-Handed Applause?, DISARMAMENT TIMES, vol. XXIII, no. 4, Winter 2000, page 1.
A Peace Dividend for Developing Countries Would Pay Off, by Nitin Desai and Jayantha Dhanapala, International Herald Tribune, 22 December 2000, page 8.
MESSAGE TO GENSUIKYO, 12 December 2000
Keynote Address at the Final Expert Seminar on Smart Sanctions --The Next Step: Arms Embargoes and Travel Sanctions, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 December 2000
Opening Statement, Ministerial Conference on the Illicit Proliferation, Circulation, and Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa, Organization of African Unity, Bamako, Mali, 30 November - 1 December 2000
Keynote Address  by Under-Secretary-General Dhanapala at the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2001 United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects,  22-24 November 2000
Remarks by Under-Secretary-General Dhanapala at the opening of the disarmament exhibit, 23 October 2000
Remarks by Under-Secretary-General Dhanapala before the First Committee, 2 October 2000
Statement on the occasion of the “Flamme de la Paix” Ceremony, Agadez (Niger), 25 September 2000 (English) , (French)
Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones – Challenges and Opportunities, International Seminar "Nuclear Weapons-Free Zones: Crucial Steps Towards a Nuclear-Free World", Uppsala, Sweden, 1-4 September 2000
Statement at the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, New York, 31 August 2000
Disarmament and the New Democratic Diplomacy, GLOBAL SOLIDARITY: The Way to Peace and International Cooperation, Fifty-Third Annual Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, United Nations, New York, 29 August 2000
Eliminating Nuclear Arsenals: The NPT Pledge and What It Means, All-Party Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation House of Commons, London, 3 July 2000
Statement before the Disarmament Commission, United Nations, New York, 26 June 2000
Prospects for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, 30 May 2000
Washington Convocation of the Eminent Persons Group, Washington, 2-4 May 2000
The Prospects for Disarmament in the 21st Century; Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College , Amherst, MA, 28 April 2000
Arms Control and Multilateralism:The Problem of Political Will, Tenth Annual International Arms Control Conference – Conundrums in Arms Control:The New Millennium, Panel II: Arms Control, Leadership, and Multilateralism, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico,14-16 April 2000
Strategic Stability, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and the 2000 NPT Review Conference, Opening Address, The 12 Regional Disarmament Meeting in the Asia-Pacific Region, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15-17 February 2000
The United Nations and Civil Society, Rotary International, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 22 January 2000
The Prospects for Global Nuclear Disarmament, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, 12 January 2000
The Environmental Impacts of Manufacturing, Storing, Deploying, and Retiring Weapons, 9 December 1999
The Legacy of the Treaty of Tlatelolco on the Eve of a New Millennium, 1 December 1999
Disarmament and Security: A New Latin American and Caribbean Agenda for the Next Millennium. The Role of the United Nations in Disarmament and the Search for Peace, United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, Lima, Peru, 1 December 1999
Reinforcing the NPT Regime, International Workshop on the 2000 Conference of the Strengthened NPT Review Process, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Regal UN Plaza Hotel, New York, NY, 1 November 1999
Remarks by Under-Secretary-General Dhanapala before the First Committee, New York, 11 October 1999.
1999 Olof Palme Memorial Lecture,A Future Arms Control and Disarmament Agenda, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 30 September 1999
Press briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, New York, 20 September 1999
Public Ceremony in Gramsh, Albania, 17 September 1999
The UN’s Millennium Assembly, Remarks before the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19 August 1999
Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms, African Regional Workshop, 2-4 August 1999, Lome – Togo
Symposium on Disarmament and Development, Opening Remarks, UN Headquarters, 20 July 1999
Globalization of the Arms Industry, Statement before Friedrich Ebert Foundation, New York, NY,8 July 1999
Forum on Security and Development, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 29 June 1999
Opening statement on the occasion of the opening of the Workshop on Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms: Latin America and Caribbean Issues in Lima (Peru), 23-25 June 1999
Civil Society and the Verification of Disarmament,Statement before Workshop on "Societal Verification -- Whistleblowing -- Citizens’s Reporting, The Hague Appeal For Peace, 13 May 1999
Remarks before Hague Appeal for Peace 1999, 13 May 1999
Opening Statement at the Symposium on Missile Development and the Impact on Global Security, United Nations, New York, 22 April 1999
Statement before the Disarmament Commission, United Nations,  New York, 12 April 1999
Reinforcing the NPT Regime: International Challenges and Opportunities, IAEA Bulletin. Vol. 41, No. 4, April 1999, pages 5-8
Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament, Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture, Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, Faculty of Law, 19 February 1999
The NPT Regime: External and Internal Challenges, Seventh Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., 11 January 1999
Peace through Sustainable Disarmament, Article in IPS Terraviva, IPS Columnist Service, 7 January 1999 
Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development, Lalith Athulathmudali Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27 November 1998
The Second United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Nagasaki, Opening statement by Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Under-Secretary-General, Department for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
Building Consensus on Disarmament: Key Role for the United Nations, Disarmament Times, Vol. XXI, No. 4, November 1998, pages 1 and 4.
"The Future of the Non-Proliferation Regime": UNA-USA, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 6 November 1998
The Small Arms Issue: Achieving Sustainable Disarmament, International Conference on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development, Brussels, 12 October 1998
"Every Second Counts: Gaining Time to Avert a Nuclear War ": Seminar Cosponsored by Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, 10 October 1998
Ministerial-level Information Briefing on Small Arms, New York, 25 September 1998
Arms Flow to Africa, Subgroup V of the Security Council Ad Hoc Working Group on Africa, UN Headquarters, New York, 12 August 1998 
"The Phenomenon of Small Arms and Light Weapons from an International Perspective", Ad Hoc Meeting on Small Arms organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), Rome, 2 April 1998
"The Challenge of Controlling International Small Arms Transfers", International Conference on the Proposed Moratorium for Small Arms Transfers in West Africa, Oslo, Norway, 1 April 1998
Meeting of the Group of Interested States established pursuant to GA Resolution 52/38G "Consolidation of Peace through Practical Disarmament Measures", 3 March 1998, UN Headquarters, New York
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