- Foster binding international standards that control the supply of weapons and promote initiatives that reduce the demand for conventional weapons
- Promote stronger and more transparent Canadian military export controls
- Promote stronger and more transparent military export controls
- Support Canadian and international implementation of the UN Programme of Action on small arms
- Draw attention to the links between armed-violence reduction and development
Recent Posts on Conventional Weapons
The ‘Black Mirror’ spectre and autonomous weaponsJune 6, 2018
Thinking about the future of warfare through science fiction Laughter doesn’t often fill the meeting room at the United Nations. When it does, it’s a refreshing reminder that country delegates are ordinary citizens, just like the rest of us. While they have been given a great privilege and responsibility to represent their nations’ interests and serve the planet, they also ...
Should you worry about Killer Robots?April 19, 2018
Last week, the Group of Governmental Experts met at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva, Switzerland. Many countries, including Canada, provided statements on autonomous weapons, advancing discussions that started 4 years ago. Project Ploughshares was one of the several civil society organizations observing the meetings. In a surprising turn of events, China stated that it ...
Unintended consequences and malicious uses of AIMarch 19, 2018
News stories on artificial intelligence (AI) herald advancements in medicine, applaud the ability of programs to defeat human players in complex games, and anticipate the ability to read our minds. While it is important to highlight these positive contributions, we must stay alert to the full range of effects of AI on our society and the world—the unintended as well ...