Currently Project Ploughshares is focused on two areas with respect to Conventional Weapons.
Arms Trade Treaty
Irresponsible arms transfers exacerbate armed conflict, sustain repressive regimes, and enable those regimes to violate the human rights of their citizens.
Project Ploughshares research and analysis aims to support efforts to curb irresponsible arms exports and monitor implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, which calls on states to set the highest possible standards to better regulate the global arms trade.
Technological advancements continue to pose new challenges for global security. While some applications have clear societal benefits, others threaten to be destabilizing and dangerous.
Project Ploughshares regularly participates in UN discussions on autonomous weapons and conducts research and advocacy on the humanitarian implications of emerging technologies.