A Statement on COVID-19

Ploughshares Featured, News

At Project Ploughshares, we take the global social, economic, and health crisis triggered by the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 very seriously. We are committed to doing our part to minimize its impact on ourselves, our associates, and the broader community. 

Outer Space Security: Statement to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee

Cesar Jaramillo Space Security

Chair, today is an auspicious day to address this Committee on the security of outer space. On this very date, October 10th, the Outer Space Treaty—the bedrock of international space law—entered into force exactly 50 years ago. Outer space now provides vast social, scientific, and economic benefits to humanity. But the sustainability of this critical domain also faces critical challenges. …

Outer Space Security: Statement to the 72nd Session of the UNGA First Committee

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, Space Security

Chair, Today is an auspicious day to address this Committee on the security of outer space. On this very date, October 10th, the Outer Space Treaty—the bedrock of international space law—entered into force exactly 50 years ago. Outer space now provides vast social, scientific and economic benefits to humanity. But the sustainability of this critical domain also faces critical challenges. …

Civil society statement on outer space security

Ploughshares Space Security

First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly  – Disarmament and International Security Delivered by Cesar Jaramillo, Project Ploughshares – 16 October 2015 Click here for PDF version. Nearly six decades into the space age, it is increasingly clear that the precepts and underlying assumptions of existing space law fall short of addressing the drastically changed reality of outer space …

Cesar Jaramillo appointed Ploughshares Executive Director

Tasneem Jamal

April 14, 2015 Project Ploughshares is pleased to announce the appointment of Cesar Jaramillo as Executive Director, effective July 1, 2015. Cesar has spent the past six years as Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, working on such program areas as nuclear disarmament, outer space security, and conventional weapons control. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in …

Announcement from the Chair of Project Ploughshares

Tasneem Jamal News

December 1, 2014 Today, on behalf of the Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares, I have accepted the resignation of Executive Director John Siebert. In tendering his resignation John has indicated to me that the time is right both for Ploughshares to have new leadership and for him to tackle new challenges. On behalf of the Ploughshares Governing Committee and the …

A Statement from the Chair of Project Ploughshares

Tasneem Jamal Americas

October 23, 2014 Our deepest condolences go to the families and friends of the Canadian Armed Forces members whose lives were needlessly taken this week. The disturbing events in Ottawa yesterday, and earlier in the week in Quebec, remind us of the high cost that violence exacts on those directly affected and to the broader community. Canada’s democratic institutions were …

Emerging Technologies: Civil Society Statement to the United Nations

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Space Security

The following is the civil society statement on emerging technologies as delivered by Project Ploughshares Program Officer Cesar Jaramillo to the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on October 29, 2013. Jaramillo was the lead drafter for the space security part of the statement, which also covers the use of armed drones. Outer space Humankind has become …

Civil Society Statement to UN: Emerging technologies

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies

The following is the civil society statement on emerging technologies as delivered by Project Ploughshares Program Officer Cesar Jaramillo to the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on October 29, 2013. Jaramillo was the lead drafter for the space security part of the statement, which also covers the use of armed drones.   Chairperson, Distinguished delegates: Outer …

Control Arms Summary: UNGA First Committee, Week 2

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

October 22, 2013 Author Matthew Bolton, Pace University In their statements to the UN General Assembly First Committee this week, both the President of the General Assembly and the overwhelming majority of states welcomed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Portugal’s ambassador took the Treaty’s success as “an important sign that multilateralism works.” Ambassador Ulibarri of Costa Rica …