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Publications

The following is a list of Reaching Critical Will publications available for download in PDF.

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Feminist perspectives on autonomous weapon systems

This paper series provides feminist analyses of particular problems posed by the development and potential use of autonomous weapon systems.

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Locked out during lockdown: an analysis of the UN system during COVID-19

The report provides an overview of the impact of the COVID-19-related changes in process and procedure at the United Nations, particularly in terms of transparency and accessibility to civil society.

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First Committee briefing book 2020

Published ahead of the 2020 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of critical disarmament topics and suggests how governments can achieve progress on them.

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Assuring destruction forever: 2020 edition

This updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernisation programmes in China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Why gender matters in international cyber security

WILPF and the Association for Progressive Communications have co-authored a new report looking at why and how gender matters in international cyber peace and security.

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Remarks on the draft political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

WILPF has published reflections and suggestions in response to the draft political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, circulated by the government of Ireland in March 2020.

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2020 NPT briefing book

Published in advance of the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, this briefing book provides an overview of critical issues and offers recommendations to governments for the Review Conference and beyond.

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Response to the draft elements for a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

WILPF published comments and suggestions in response to draft elements for a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, circulated by the government of Ireland in January 2020.

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Recommendations for a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

As a contribution to the diplomatic process to address humanitarian harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, WILPF has published these recommendations for the development of a political declaration.

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We Are Still Here: Mosulite Women 500 Days After the Conclusion of the Coalition Military Operation

WILPF has released a comprehensive report about the gendered impacts of military operations in Mosul, Iraq.

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First Committee briefing book 2019

Published ahead of the 2019 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of critical disarmament topics and suggests how governments can achieve progress.

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Assuring destruction forever: 2019 edition

This updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernisation programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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2019 NPT briefing book

Published in advance of the 2019 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee, this briefing book provides an overview of the current state of play and the critical issues ahead for this review cycle.

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A WILPF Guide to Killer Robots

Reaching Critical Will is pleased to have published a new resource guide for the WILPF network about autonomous weapon systems, also known as killer robots. 

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First Committee briefing book 2018

Published ahead of the 2018 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of critical disarmament topics and suggests how governments can achieve progress.

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Assuring destruction forever: 2018 edition

This updated study explores the ongoing and planned nuclear weapon modernisation programmes in China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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The nuclear weapon ban treaty: a resource guide for WILPF

Reaching Critical Will is pleased to have published a new resource guide for the WILPF network about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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2018 NPT Briefing Book

Published in advance of the 2018 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee, this briefing book provides an overview of the current state of play and the critical issues ahead for this review cycle.

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The humanitarian impact of drones

This study examines various humanitarian impacts of the use of armed drones from a number of different perspectives and regions.

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