UNODA Update

UNODA publishes civil society essays on disarmament

19 November 2012 — The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs today released the electronic publication, Civil Society and Disarmament 2012 – Applying a Disarmament Lens to Gender, Human Rights, Development, Security, Education and Communication: Six Essays. The publication is currently available as a downloadable PDF document.

The publication features six essays on disarmament topics by civil society actors. The essays are:

  • Merging Disarmament and Development Priorities by Ray Acheson
  • Minimizing the impact of illicit small arms and diverted weapons transfers in the commission of atrocity crimes, human rights violations and other violence by Hector Guerra and Robert Zuber
  • The Role of Non-Nuclear Weapon States to Advance the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by Rhianna Tyson Kreger
  • Incorporating a Women, Peace and Security Lens into Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programmes and Priorities by Sarah Taylor
  • Encouraging Government Efforts to Increase Participation of Women in Disarmament Policy, Education and Advocacy by Jasmin Nario-Galace and Frances Piscano
  • New Communication Tools in Disarmament Education: Using social media and technologies to enhance cross-cultural movement building by Katherine Prizeman

This is the second publication in UNODA's Civil Society and Disarmament series. The previous publication in the series was entitled Non-governmental Organization Presentations at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.