This past March, VERTIC and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) co-hosted a workshop at the UN Headquarters in New York to identify needs and priorities for pre-deployment orientation for a UNSGM mission. A new Special Publication captures the workshop discussion. Participants in the workshop included a select group of expert consultants nominated to the UNSGM roster, representatives from relevant UN offices and departments, and other experts with a high level of practical experience in field investigations.