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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

IV. The UN Secretary-General’s launch of a new disarmament agenda

Chapter:
9. Global instruments for conventional arms control
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2019
Author(s):
Ian Davies

In May 2018, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, launched Securing Our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament in a speech at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.1 The agenda sets three priorities: (a) disarmament to save humanity, through the reduction and elimination of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons; (b) disarmament that saves lives, by diminishing the impact of conventional weapons; and (c) disarmament for future generations, by addressing new military technologies.2 While previous Secretaries-General have emphasized disarmament, the emphasis on the humanitarian perspective, the comprehensive approach and the linkage to new technologies are new.

Citation (MLA):
Davies, Ian. "9. Global instruments for conventional arms control." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-063.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davies, I. (2016). 9. Global instruments for conventional arms control. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-063.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davies, Ian. "9. Global instruments for conventional arms control." In SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-063.xml
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