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6. UN Convention on CCW and all states shall prohibit developing or deploying lethal autonomous weapons.

Rapporteurs: Erin Hunt and Gerardo Lebron Laboy, Mines Action Canada I. THE PROBLEM Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs) refers to future…

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5. All states shall ratify and fully implement the Arms Trade Treaty

Rapporteur: César Jaramillo The Arms Trade Treaty The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is a multilateral, legally binding agreement, aimed at…

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1. All states owning or hosting nuclear weapons shall immediately de-alert them and commit to no-first-use

Rapporteur: Barbara Birkett Where We Are: “Two Minutes to Midnight”! –see The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists1 According to the…

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4. All states shall develop a UN Emergency Peace Service to protect civilians and respond to crises

Rapporteur: Dr. H. Peter Langille (hpl@globalcommonsecurity.org ) The objective of the proposed United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) is to…

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3. All states shall reduce their militaries and not plan war for “national security.”

Metta Spencer, Rapporteur This is the key plank in the whole platform. It is also the hardest. We may not…

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2. All states, including those in NATO, shall sign, ratify, and within 10 years comply with the TPNW.

Rapporteur: Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan Attainment of this Platform plank will require expanded and sustained civil society activism, as well as significant…

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Overview: War and Weapons

Author: Metta Spencer Even before our primate ancestors began to walk upright, there were wars—times when whole human communities or…