Disarmament and development
Patterns in participation: the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, 2010-14
Participation data for the international meetings between 2010 and 2014 of thirteen multilateral forums addressing disarmament and weapons issues* shows the significant underrepresentation of lower income countries, certain regions and women in these processes. Lower income countries are less likely to be... Read more
Briefing for UN General Assembly First Committee on disarmament and development
For Reaching Critical Will of WILPF’s First Committee briefing book for states and others attending the UN General Assembly this October, Article 36 set out the issues, current political context and recommendations for states at First Committee and beyond on the issue of disarmament... Read more
State participation at the UN nuclear talks – who is represented?
May’s session of the OEWG ended with strong support from the majority of the countries present for a new international legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. The majority of the world’s countries – 127 nations – have endorsed the Humanitarian... Read more