UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action on impact of explosive weapons
In his speech and report to launch the new agenda for disarmament , “Securing our Common Future – An Agenda for Disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlines the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons – particularly those... Read more
Weapons choice in Syria and Iraq has devastating impact on civilians
In early 2018, the opposition-stronghold of Eastern Ghouta came under heavy bombardment – including artillery shelling, mortar fire, airstrikes – by Russian and Syrian regime forces, the latter having reportedly also used chemical weapons. Several INEW members have reported on... Read more
Important UN study released on military policies and practice to limit harm from expl...
Reducing the humanitarian impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a key priority for the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), civil society and an increasing number of states. The current and... Read more
Policy paper: Fleeing the bombs: Approaching explosive weapons in the policy framewor...
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key driver of population displacement. Limiting the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is essential to providing greater protection to civilians experiencing armed conflict and curbing... Read more