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UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement on armed drones

October 10, 2017  Comments are off
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At UN General Assembly First Committee in October 2017, over 40 organisations from across the world endorsed a statement, reproduced below, calling on states to take concerted action to address harm from armed drones and work towards agreement on the limits... Read more

Joint civil society statement on US-led drone export initiative

September 12, 2017  Comments are off
Joint civil society statement on US-led drone export initiative

In October 2016 the United States published a political declaration subsequently endorsed by 53 countries, on ‘the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)’. This initiative had a number of problematic aspects, including the weakness... Read more

Briefing on drones for states attending UN General Assembly First Committee

September 7, 2017  Comments are off
Briefing on drones for states attending UN General Assembly First Committee

From 2 October to 2 November, states will be attending the UN General Assembly’ First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in New York. For Reaching Critical Will of WILPF’s First Committee briefing book for those attending, Article 36 set out the issues, current... Read more

Growing support for Safe Schools Declaration

April 10, 2017  Comments are off
Growing support for Safe Schools Declaration

Schools and universities continue to be the target of deliberate and inadvertent attacks by armed forces worldwide, putting children, students and teachers at risk of harm and disrupting the provision of education in armed conflict. Attacks on schools have occurred... Read more

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