Explosive weapons

UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action on impact of explosive weapons

May 31, 2018  
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during presentation the An Agenda for Disarmement at a University Dufour in Geneva. 24 May 2018. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

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

April 24, 2018  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

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...

November 16, 2017  
Important UN study released on military policies and practice to limit harm from explosive weapons

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...

November 15, 2017  
Picture: IOM / DFID https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/31171990672/

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

Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaig...

September 14, 2017

UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for sta...

September 7, 2017

At meeting in Geneva, states should support taking a...

August 21, 2017

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosu...

June 8, 2017
INEW statement: Civilians in Mosul must be protected...
April 20, 2017
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with ...
October 3, 2016
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn ...
June 8, 2016
Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displ...
May 16, 2016
Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit
May 16, 2016
UK-manufactured arms and harm from explosive weapons...
March 25, 2016
Explosive weapons in populated areas: an urgent huma...
February 9, 2016
More states express support for new standards on exp...
January 27, 2016
Explosive weapons discussed at the International Con...
December 15, 2015
Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...
October 27, 2015
The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recor...
September 30, 2015
States support development of a political commitment...
September 28, 2015
Press release: Governments meet in Vienna to tackle ...
September 20, 2015