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December 2018 E-News

This year WILPF celebrates 103 years of advancing feminist peace. As the women who founded WILPF in 1915 noted, “In the distress of mind that the war breeds in every thinking and feeling person, there is a poignant relief in finding a channel through which to work for peace.” This continues to hold truth and relevance today.

It is that time of the year where we highlight five key areas in which WILPF’s disarmament programme Reaching Critical Will and our partners have championed peace in 2018. We have made strides in advancing gender perspectives in disarmament fora; in contributing to the mounting momentum towards the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition for Nuclear Weapons (TPNW); in preventing the militarisation of technology; and in spreading the message about humanitarian disarmament. This year, we plotted the way ahead at the 32nd International Congress of WILPF, a gathering of more than 200 feminist peace activists from around the world, and left deeply inspired and motivated to continue working together for sustainable peace. Continuing the push for peace provides relief and purpose, and binds us together in global solidarity which has been at the core of WILPF’s success.

Please consider helping to sustain our work in 2019. There are many ways you can give: you can sign up for a one-time donation or a monthly pledge through PayPal, or you can write a cheque to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and mail it to WILPF, 777 UN Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA (with “Reaching Critical Will” in the memo line). You can also send money orders or wire transfers—just email us for details!

Thank you for considering us in your holiday giving this year. Happy holidays and best wishes for the year ahead!

TOP FIVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

  Promoting feminist perspectives in disarmament

womensmarch2018We started this year off in the right spirit, participating in the Women’s March on New York on 20 January. Along with Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), WILPF took to the streets and to Twitter to #DisarmthePatriarchy and to participate in a Twitter Q&A with women nuclear policy experts and activists.

On 24 May the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres launched Securing our Common Future - An Agenda for Disarmament. The work of WILPF is acknowledged specifically in a section on “Ensuring the equal, full, and effective participation of women,” and there are several references throughout the document to the gendered impacts of weapons, gender-sensitive arms control, or women’s participation in disarmament including urging states to incorporate gender perspectives in their national legislation and policies on disarmament and arms control. 

In June, the Third Review Conference to the UN Prorgamme of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA) adopted a report with groundbreaking references to armed gender-based violence, the gendered impacts of small arms, and women’s participation in disarmament. The document builds on gains made in 2012 and 2016 to alleviate the overall gender blindness of the UNPoA. The language of the document will contribute to mainstreaming of gender within small arms control. In collaboration with the IANSA Women’s Network, WILPF advocated for the inclusion of these elements in the outcome document including through contributing to the civil society Call to Action on gender and small arms control.

Increase gender UNFCAnother welcome development this year was the steep increase of gender references in UN General Assembly’s First Committee (UNFC) resolutions. This year, an unprecedented number of 17 resolutions have been adopted that include language on women’s equal representation, the gendered impact of different types of weapons, or the need for gender considerations more broadly. This is 25 per cent of all First Committee resolutions in 2018. Six resolutions have included language on gender for the first time ever, whilst three resolutions have made their language on gender stronger. For comparison, in 2017, 15 per cent of resolutions made gender references. This figure was 13 per cent in 2016 and 12 per cent in 2015. The number of delegations speaking about gender and disarmament in their statements also continued to increase this year. Namibia on behalf of 56 states dedicated a whole statement to this topic, urging to examine how “underlying assumptions about how gender shapes [delegations’] own work and the dynamics of joint disarmament efforts.”

Analysis Gender UNFCReaching Critical Will has been raising the importance of gender considerations in disarmament, including First Committee, for years. We have delivered numerous presentations to various disarmament fora, written chapters in books, articles, and participated in interviews and other discussions on this subject. RCW has included a chapter on gender in its annual First Committee briefing book for years, and has coordinated a joint civil society statement on this subject for the last several years. Earlier this year, we collaborated with the Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva, the Small Arms Survey, and the Gender Mine Action Programme on a one-day training for disarmament diplomats about including a gender perspective in their work. Thanks to these joint efforts and the leadership of Canada, Ireland, Sweden, and others at First Committee, we have been able to make notable progress on gender and disarmament this year!

We’re further pleased at the announcement from Latvia, president of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty, that the conference and its preparatory meetings will focus on the gender-based violence provision of the Treaty as a special theme. WILPF played an active role throughout the ATT negotiations, by providing monitoring and analysis and by also advocating for the inclusion of gender-based violence as a legally–binding criteria in the Treaty. Since its entry into force, WILPF has published guidance and case studies for ATT states parties to support their implementation of this particular aspect of the Treaty implementation, and we look forward to offering our ideas and support in the months ahead.

championsofchangeLast but certainly not least, Reaching Critical Will’s Ray Acheson and Allison Pytlak were both honoured at the 2018 Champions of Change for Gender Equality Awards organised by USNC-UN Women, Metro NY Chapter for their contributions to women’s empowerment and gender equality. Ray and Allison were selected for their work in advocating for gender diversity in disarmament forums and challenging militarism, and for being part of the historic nuclear ban campaign. At the end of the year, Ray also did a TEDx talk at the UN in Geneva, about why nuclear disarmament is a feminist issue. The video isn’t yet available, but it will hopefully provide inspiration for bold feminist action in 2019!
(Picture credits: WILPF)

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  Advancing the nuclear ban

The adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) last year has changed the political, legal, and economic landscape of the atomic bomb forever, with activism rising and entry into force of the Treaty approaching. The TPNW has now 69 signatures and 19 states parties. The world’s overwhelming majority also once again expressed its support for the TPNW at the UN General Assembly, as 126 states voted in favour of a new resolution, co-sponsored by 70 states, that welcomes the adoption of the Treaty and calls upon all states to join it.

On a regional level, firm opposition to nuclear weapons is growing. In Europe, public opinion polls in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and Italy, all of which host US nuclear weapons as part of NATO nuclear sharing arrangements, have confirmed their opposition to nuclear weapons. Published this year, the survey found that at least twice as many people are in favour of removing the weapons rather than keeping them; and that at least four times as many people are in favour of their countries joining the TPNW than not.

Over in Australia, support is also growing for the Treaty. 75 per cent of all federal Labour parliamentarians have pledged to work for Australia to sign and ratify the TPNW. Overwhelming support to ban the bomb has also come from one of the largest nuclear-armed states in the world: on 28 August, the California State Legislature passed a resolution that calls on the United States federal government to embrace the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, make nuclear disarmament the centrepiece of national security policy, and spearhead a global effort to prevent nuclear war. Most recently, the Second Chamber of the Swiss Parliament has called on the government to sign and ratify the TPNW as soon as possible, after the First Chamber of Parliament already did so in June this year. Along with 25,000 people who signed ICAN Switzerland’s petition for Switzerland to join the TPNW, the government will have to sign the Treaty in the very near future!

Against this backdrop, it looks like this year really has been a bad year for nuclear weapons, and a good year for all of us working towards their elimination. Throughout the year, Reaching Critical Will has been working at the local, national, and international level towards the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. We kicked off the year with a tour of Canadian and US universities, including Western University, York University, University of Toronto,University of British Columbia, The New School, Princeton University, New York University, and Wellesley College to talk to students about the nuclear ban and ICAN’s work to encourage renewed activism against the bomb. 

In March, WILPF published a resource guide on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and accompanied its launch with a webinar. WILPF staff, sections, and members have been active and vocal supporters of the ban for over a decade, following on consistent antinuclear organising and advocacy since the dawn of the nuclear age. This resource guide is meant to help the movement carry on with that work. Available in English, French, and Spanish, it provides an overview of what the Treaty includes, examples of past work, suggestions for future action, and where to find further information.

Rad TourIn the same month, Reaching Critical Will’s Director Ray Acheson, along with campaigners from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and environmental activists, embarked on a Radioactive Exposure Tour that Friends of the Earth Australia has been organising for the past 30 years. Designed to bring people from around Australia to meet local activists at various nuclear testing sites, the “Rad Tour” provides a profoundly unique opportunity to learn about the land, the people, and the nuclear industry in the most up-front and personal way. This year’s tour featured visits to uranium mines, bomb test sites, and proposed radioactive waste dumps on Arabunna, Adnyamathanha, and Kokatha land in South Australia. “Each of [the] aspects of the nuclear chain is stained with racism, militarism, and capitalism. Each represents a piece of a dirty, dangerous, but ultimately dying nuclear industry. And each has been and continues to be met with fierce resistance from local communities, including Traditional Owners of the land,” writes Ray Acheson in her account of the tour.

LOCALICANCAMPAIGNERSLocal ICAN campaigners in New York City, including Reaching Critical Will’s director, organised an initiative to encourage the divestment of the city’s pension funds from nuclear weapon producers. Working with city council members and unions, this initiative is part of global Don’t Bank on the Bomb efforts to ensure divestment from nuclear weapons in accordance with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This initiative also involved direct action in May of this year. Several of the ICAN NYC contingent joined CODEPINK outside of the BlackRock office in New York where an annual shareholders meeting was taking place. The activists called for divestment from the company which has been described by CODEPINK as “the world’s largest shadow bank,” with billions of US dollars invested in the world’s top weapons manufacturers. 

In June, RCW supported ICAN’s queer-identified campaigners that were active spreading the word about the nuclear ban at several Pride events in New York City as the International Queers Against Nukes (IQAN). Big banks and other financial institutions celebrate Pride with floats in these marches, but they invest in death. IQAN’s message was: If they want to be part of our celebrations, they need to divest from nuclear weapons, guns, and other weapons of war and violence. 

In September, our director Ray Acheson spoke at Cornell University about the “new movement” for nuclear disarmament, and at an all day workshop honouring the legacy of Randall Forsberg, one of leaders of the Nuclear Freeze Movement. She then spoke at No War 2018, a conference convened by World Beyond War to bring together peace movements and strategise for the abolition of war. On 23 September, she joined the Voice of Women for Peace Canada Brunch with Medea Benjamin to talk about feminist women shaping peace! Meanwhile, over in Scotland, WILPF members, together with Scottish CND, organised the Nae Nukes rally on 22 September in which hundreds of people participated in a peaceful demonstration at the gates of the military base at Faslane—which is where the UK keeps its nuclear submarines. The Scottland Allisonrally was part of an entire weekend of action and events, attended by many ICAN and WILPF UK members, including the launch of a new report about Scottish investments in nuclear weapons, theatrical performances, and a meeting with Scottish parliament. Reaching Critical Will was represented by its Programme Manager, Allison Pytlak, who participated in a Common Space podcast while there and a public event about feminism and nuclear weapons, alongside other women activists from Israel, Russia, the US, and the UK. Janet Fenton of WILPF Scotland, who helped organise the events, published a blog reflecting on their impact.

ICAN Australia 2Over in Australia in the same month, ICAN Australia, including WILPF members, mobilised the public to join them in a Nobel Peace Ride. In the spirit of “bikes not bombs”, participants cycled from Melbourne, the birthplace of ICAN, to Canberra, where they arrived on 20 September, exactly one year since the TPNW opened for signature and where the decision must be made for Australia to sign and ratify the TPNW. 

On 26 September, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the UN held a a high-level ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which welcomed seven new signatories and four countries ratifying the Treaty. Our Director, Ray Acheson delivered the ICAN statement to the commemoration. At the Ray 26 Septsame time ICAN campaigners all over the world hit the streets to demand that BNP Paribas, the French bank that invests $8 billion USD in nuclear weapons, to stop banking on the bomb. A month later, Ray spoke at an event called Politics of the Possible hosted by Science for Peace in Toronto, and one day later she participated in conference hosted by Prevent Nuclear War Maryland in Baltimore.

We have much achieved in 2018. But we can’t let up now. The world needs the nuclear ban as much as ever, and it’s up to committed activists, survivors, and governments to make sure the Treaty lives up to its full potential. There is a lot going on that affects our attention and our energy. Nuclear weapons are part of the spectrum of violence that we’re all struggling against, no matter what issues and activism we prioritise in our lives at this moment. Coming together in 2019 to make sure we’re promoting a world of peace and nonviolence is essential. We can find strength in each other and in our continued actions for humanity.
(Picture credits: ICAN Australia; WILPF)

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  Humanitarian disarmament victories

The civil society organisations, coalitions, and campaigns participating Screen Shot 2018 12 12 at 18.49.29most actively in international processes have argued consistently that we can and must replace watered-down outcomes with real results that advance human security and social and economic justice. We have supported efforts towards the notion of “humanitarian disarmament” that prioritises the protection of the security and well-being of people as opposed to states. “Humanitarian disarmament is a people-centered approach to disarmament, which focuses on civilian protection rather than traditional concepts of national security. It addresses adverse effects on humans, including gendered impacts, as well as damage to the environment,” as most recently reiterated in a joint civil society statement to UN First Committee. The term has originated with civil society including many of the campaigns and organisations that WILPF engages with. From 13-14 October, the civil society disarmament community came together at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum, where we plotted the way ahead to ensure that humanitarian disarmament is at the forefront of the wider disarmament community’s efforts. The weekend offered a great opportunity to exchange ideas, renew and form new bonds, and left us inspired and energised for what’s to come.

The Third Review Conference to the UN Prorgamme of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA) adopted  a report with not only groundbreaking gender references but it also includes unprecedented references to ammunition, a factor at the centre of small arms violence, and which will give precedent to future references. It further links the the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UNPoA. This is important because it connects the arms control community to the development community, particularly around leveraging data for indicator monitoring and implementation of actions meant to reduce illicit trafficking of weapons but also implicitly acknowledges the need for humanitarian disarmament. References to gender, ammunition and the 2030 Agenda will help to keep the UNPoA relevant by addressing loopholes in the instrument’s text.

At the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict on 22 May, around a dozen states, as well as the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, ICRC’s Director-General Yves Daccord, and Iraqi civil society representative Hanaa Edwar, highlighted the grave risks to civilians posed by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA), and referenced the Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) finding that in 2017 a staggering “92 percent of those harmed by explosive weapons in populated areas were civilians.” The Secretary-General also supported the call that has been made by the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), of which WILPF is a Steering Committee member, and the governments of Austria, Ireland, Mexico, and Mozambique for the development of a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in order to prevent its humanitarian consequences.

As Reaching Critical Will’s research has shown, the destruction of crucial infrastructure and displacement of civilians can have unique impacts on women, including an increased vulnerability to gender-based violence and lack of access to health care and assistance programmes. Against this backdrop, it was encouraging to see fifty states coming together in an unprecedented joint statement at UN First Committee to express their concern over the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, and to demand action to prevent the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Later in November, close to 30 delegations continued to express grave concern at the humanitarian impact of EWIPA during the Meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons High Contracting Parties,

At First Committee, states also reflected key concepts of humanitarian disarmament with respect to other weapon systems. Compared to other years, more states were emphasising the importance of a holistic approach to disarmament and arms control, by linking action in those areas to their efforts to implement and reach the Sustainable Development Goals; noting the impact of arms, armed violence, and conflict on the environment; and acknowledging the gendered impact of weapons, as illustrated in statements by Trinidad and Tobago or South Africa, and many others.

WILPF/RCW also seeks to further advance and protect human security in the cyber domain, and called on states in a joint statement to the UNFC to put the human rights and the humanitarian impact of misused digital technologies at the centre of discussion.

It would be naïve to pretend that we live in a place or time of harmony, trust, and global peace, but it is also naïve to overlook that there has been a transformation in how a majority of nations now approach security and disarmament. Those that are resisting this change are rapidly becoming a minority; their excuses and double standards ring increasingly hollow. As we have noted during First Committee: A humanitarian approach to disarmament is here to stay.

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  Growth of killer robots campaign

493c2184 13af 420a a669 112d10208ecb 2WILPF is a steering committee member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. The ever growing movement urges states to be explicit that meaningful human control is required over the critical functions of target selection and engagement, and for each individual attack. Weapon systems that operate without such human control should be prohibited.

This year, states have met twice for a meeting of Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on emerging technologies in the area of autonomous weapon systems (AWS). The first meeting took place from 9-13 April, and the second from 27-31 August. WILPF was present at both meetings and provided extensive monitoring, reporting and analysis. In April, Sylvie Ndongmo, president of WILPF Cameroon, provided a live television interview on TV5Monde, and RCW manager Allison Pytlak spoke at a side event about lessons learned from discussions on cyber security and conflict that could be applicable to the process of  autonomous weapons. WILPF’s statement to the conference underscored the urgency of taking action on this issue before it becomes too late, and the lack of gender diversity among conference delegates.

In August, at the sixth GGE on AWS, Ray Acheson, Director of RCW, spoke at a side event on Gender, AWS, and Disarmament, where the panel took an intersectional approach to gender norms, technology, ethics and war, bias in programming, and diversity in disarmament. WILPF’s statement to the conference highlighted our concern at the increasing remoteness and abstraction of violence, and at the perpetuation and amplification of bias, where AWS are coded with masculinised power and discrimination. The statement reiterated the call to urgently start negotiations for a ban of AWS.

Despite the majority of states supporting the prompt commencement to negotiate a new treaty to prevent the development of fully AWS, a small number of governments have been actively preventing progress towards this goal. The CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties in November was the long overdue opportunity to move towards a preemptive ban of killer robots. However, instead of adopting a negotiating mandate aimed at creating new international law to retain meaningful human control over the use of force by prohibiting fully autonomous weapons, as demanded by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, many states and AI experts, the  consensus-based body could only agree to a meager seven days of continued discussions in 2019.

Killer robots pictureIn stark contrast to the minimalism within the CCW is the ever-growing pressure and momentum sustained by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. Our calls are heeded by a critical mass of 28 states that seek to negotiate a new treaty to ban fully autonomous weapons, as well as the UN Secretary-General and the majority of other states, all of which support the urgent need to retain meaningful human control over weapon systems. Further to this, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a ban on killer robots, sending a strong signal to all those committed to banning these weapons.

Pressure is also mounting from the ground: With support from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and in collaboration with the Cameroon Action Network on Small Arms (CANSA), WILPF Cameroon launched a national campaign against killer robots on 14 May in Yaoundé. The WILPF Cameroonlaunch included an information workshop press conference. These activities follow on from the participation of WILPF Cameroon’s president Sylvie Ndongmo at the April meeting of the GGE on AWS. The campaign aims to convince the government to join with other states in calling for a ban on autonomous weapon systems; an issue which it does not presently have a position on. Furthermore, DRC, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Côte d’Ivoire have all  received recent grants from The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and work on increasing support for a ban on the African continent.

Last but not least, tech workers, AI experts and academics increasingly coalesce around the urgency to ban killer robots. Google employees had issued an open letter demanding the company adopt a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build “warfare technology.” The group of 4000 anonymous Google employees managed for Google to renounce its work on “Project Maven” - a Google-Pentagon project using AI. The Arms Control Association has nominated the Google employees for the Arms Control Person of the Year Award. More than 800 scholars, academics, and researchers in the field of AI released a statement in solidarity with the Google employees that calls on the companies to support an international treaty to prohibit autonomous weapon systems.
(Picture credits: WILPF; Campaign to Stop Killer Robots; WILPF Cameroon)

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  WILPF Congress—a celebration of the growing feminist peace movement

On 28 April WILPF turned 103 years old! In a video marking the anniversary, WILPF’s former International President Kozue Akibayashi reminded WILPFers and the public of the long history of global solidarity among feminist peacemakers. WILPF was founded in 1915 in The Hague, where “over a thousand women gathered to stop the war, condemning patriarchy and militarism”, said Ms. Akibayashi.

WILPF Congress Group PicMore than a century later, WILPFers across the globe are still working tirelessly for feminist peace by challenging militarism and patriarchy at the international and local levels. WILPF’s anniversary was duly celebrated during its 32nd International Triennal Congress that took place from 20–22 August in Accra, Ghana under the theme “Building a Feminist Peace Movement”. The Congress is the highest decision-making body of WILPF, and all of its programmes and policies evolve from the incorporation of a broad range of WILPF members’ experiences and perspectives. This Congress was another milestone for WILPF, following on from the Centennial Congress in the Hague three years ago. It was also the first Congress hosted by an African Section, with a record number of new groups attending from the African continent. In total, it brought together more than 200 peace activists, representing 35 National Sections or Groups!

WILPF members from around the world gathered in Accra to plot the course ahead for the organisation’s activism. During Congress, WILPF approved five new sections from Afghanistan, Chad, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Uganda. WILPF also admitted nine new groups in its peace-makers community, the first step towards becoming an officially recognised National Section. The WILPF community also elected a new International Board, and welcomed our new International President: Joy Ada Onyesoh from Nigeria, who has been an active member of WILPF since 2007. Other highlights included a surprise celebration for Reaching Critical Will’s Director Ray Acheson and her commitment to push for the adoption of the TPNW as steering committee member of the Nobel-Peace ICAN; and various workshop sessions on diverse but interrelated topics such as ‘feminist conflict root cause analysis’; ‘banning the bomb’; ‘building a feminist peace movement’; or’ environmental and climate justice’. WILPFers also converged in regional meetings, discussing a regional strategy to ban killer robots in Africa, and ways in which WILPF’s International Programme could best be implemented, and how deeper cross-regional collaboration could be achieved.

In advance of the Congress, on 19 August, The Young WILPF Network got together in the Gertrud Baer Seminar, and on 18 August, the “Feminist Peace Movement in Africa” Forum brought together more than 250 peace activists, and mobilised for feminist solidarity for strong and innovative nonviolent work in Africa. It looked at the historic and current realities of women working for peace across Africa, especially locally within conflict-affected community. The root causes of violence and women’s role in social transformation, economic justice, and peace will be explored. The lessons learnt during the Forum  for international affairs and diplomacy were captured in a exploratory and informative report.

The gathering of more than 200 feminist peace activists from around the world deeply inspired and motivated us to continue working together for sustainable peace. WILPF’s Secretary-General, Madeleine Rees, could not have put it better: “WILPF is a unique movement that will stay. WILPF is more than an NGO, it is who we are.”
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OUR RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY PROJECTS IN 2018

Banning nuclear weapons

Ending the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Gender and disarmament

Challenging the arms trade

Preventing killer robots


MEETINGS WE MONITORED IN 2018

Meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) High Contracting Parties

UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security,

UN General Assembly General Debate

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Arms Trade Treaty Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP4)

UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons (UNPoA) Review Conference

Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee

Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)

UNPOA Preparatory Committee

CSP4 preparatory process


STATEMENTS WE MADE IN 2018

18 October 2018, Civil society statement on cyber and humanitarian security to the 2018 First Committee

18 October 2018, Civil society statement on gender to the 2018 First Committee

20 September 2018, WILPF statement to the UN Human Rights Council 39th Session on the Universal Periodic Review of Germany on the arms trade

26 September 2018, ICAN statement to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

28 August 2018, WILPF statement to the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

28 June 2018, WILPF statement to the UN Human Rights Council 38th Session on the Universal Periodic Review of France on the arms trade

22 March 2018, Messages by Yemeni Women Activists to the UN Human Rights Council 37th Session

2 March 2018, Pleas of women of Ghouta to the UN Human Rights Council 37th Session

25 April 2018, WILPF statement to the 2018 NPT PrepCom

13 April 2018, WILPF statement to the UN Group of Governmental Experts on autonomous weapons