Introduction – explosive weaponsExplosive weapons are weapons that use high explosive to project blast and / or fragmentation from a point of detonation. Common types of explosive weapons include artillery, mortars and air-dropped bombs as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices.
ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to ban nuclear weapons Featured
On 6 October 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with the Nobel committee Chair commending the group’s “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. This new treaty... Read more
Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaign conference on explosive weapons
The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) held an international campaign conference in Geneva, on Thursday 31 August for organisations concerned about the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and humanitarian harm resulting from this practice. The conference was open to members... Read more
UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for states on explosive weapons
From 2 October to 2 November states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee debates on disarmament and international security. For Reaching Critical Will’s First Committee Briefing Book, INEW prepared a briefing for states on the issue of explosive weapons... Read more