Our contribution to the New Agenda for Peace

As a response to a call for submission from the UN Secretary-General, RCW submitted a contribution for the New Agenda for Peace (NAP). In its submission, RCW highlighted some key issues related to disarmament and arms control that should be addressed in the NAP, including nuclear weapons, cyber peace, autonomous weapon systems, and explosive weapons in populated areas. We also highlighted the need to divest from weapons and war, as well as the problems associated with the arms trade, and the connection between militarism and the climate crisis. RCW recommends that the Agenda adopts a feminist and anti-militarist approach, and that it adopts commitments towards disarmament, divestment, and demilitarisation in order to set a meaningful path towards peace.