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Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy - Conducts research and publishes information on negotiations and verification of arms control, disarmament and related treaties and agreements. Also publishes Disarmament Documentation, a compilation by Dr. Sean Howard of recent official documents and statements on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.
Americans for Gun Safety Foundation - Seeks to educate Americans on existing gun laws and new policy options for reducing access to guns by criminals and children and to promote responsible gun ownership.
Arms Fixers, The: Controlling the Brokers and Shipping Agents - Arms brokers and transport agents locate arms as cheaply as possible. Then some send them by circuitous international routes to the most conflict-torn countries and regions of human rights abuse in the world. This study looks at what they do, and makes proposals for stopping it.
British American Security Information Council (BASIC) - BASIC is an independent research organization that analyzes government policies and promotes public awareness of defense, disarmament, military strategy and nuclear policies in order to foster informed debate.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CATT) - A broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade. This trade has a negative effect on human rights and security as well as on global, regional and local economic development.
Canadian Pugwash - National affiliate of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. It has offices in Rome, London and Washington. The purpose of the Pugwash Conferences is to provide scholarly insights into the prevention and resolution of armed conflict, including nuclear abolition and nuclear and conventional disarmament, control of the arms trade, the peaceful resolution of ethnic and other disputes within and among states, and to contribute to the solutions for socioeconomic and environmental threats to human security. Canadian Pugwash participates annually in the international conference, and on the Pugwash Council.
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation - Seeks the reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons as a significant tool of U.S. national security policy. The Center covers numerous peace and security issues affected by proliferation of weapons of mass destruction including U.S. nonproliferation programs, national missile defense, failed and post-conflict states and irresponsible defense spending.
Cluster Project, The - An ongoing web gallery and blog that uses multimedia artworks to explore weapons, war, civilian casualties and pop culture.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) - Exposes and opposes Canada's role in the international arms trade, particularly where there is trade to governments which are engaged in war or which violate human rights.
Council for a Livable World - Arms control organization focusing on halting the spread of weapons of mass destruction, opposing a national missile defense system, cutting Pentagon waste and reducing excessive arms exports.
CTBTO Preparatory Commission - The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) is an international organization established by the States Signatories to the Treaty on 19 November 1996. It carries out the necessary preparations for the effective implementation of the Treaty, and prepares for the first session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty. The Commission's main task is the establishment of the 337 facility International Monitoring System and the International Data Centre, and the development of operational manuals, including for on-site inspections.
Depleted Uranium Education Project - It matters little to the Pentagon in its race for unrestrained military dominance in every type of warfare that this new weapon not only kills those it targets, it poisons soldiers who handle it, civilians for hundreds of miles surrounding the battlefields who breathe the air and drink the water, and unborn generations. This site provides information and resources for fighting against the use of depleted uranium.
Everytown - A movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
Federation of American Scientists (FAS) - FAS is engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy concerning global security. Several arms and nuclear weapons related sections appear on the FAS site, including:
For Mother Earth - International campaign for disarmament, ecology and human rights.
GunPolicy - International bulletin of firearm injury prevention since 1997, Gun Policy News provides daily global and regional bulletins of small arms policy, armed violence prevention and gun control news published in mass media. With its partners and contributors, GunPolicy promotes the public health model of firearm injury prevention, as adopted by the United Nations Programme of Action on illicit small arms.
International Arms Control Treaties - A check list, report on, and full text of the major international arms control treaties, covering in particular those dealing with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, as well as relevant export control, conventional weapons and landmines treaties, including:
Know Drones - Provides materials to support citizen action to achieve an international ban on weaponized drones and surveillance drones.
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization's (KEDO) - Funded through financial support from member and contributing countries, KEDO was created in 1995 to advance the implementation of the Agreed Framework between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), under which the DPRK agreed to freeze and ultimately dismantle its existing nuclear program. In return, KEDO is providing the DPRK with alternative sources of energy in the form of heavy fuel oil and a modern nuclear power plant that will be built, operated, and regulated in accordance with international standards of safety.
Library of Congress' THOMAS: Treaties - This database covers treaty information from the 94th Congress to the present. Treaty information is also available from the 90th to the 94th. Information is available for just a few treaties from the 81st through the 89th Congresses.
Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems (ABM Treaty) - Treaty between the U.S. and the USSR on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems (ABM Treaty). Signed at Moscow: May 26, 1972. Ratification advised by U.S. Senate: August 3, 1972. Ratified by U.S. President: September 30, 1972. Proclaimed by U.S. President: October 3, 1972. Instruments of ratification exchanged: October 3, 1972. Entered into force: October 3, 1972.
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) - Official site. The Missile Technology Control Regime is an informal and voluntary association of countries which share the goals of non-proliferation of unmanned delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, and which seek to coordinate national export licensing efforts aimed at preventing their proliferation. The MTCR was formed in 1987 by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since that time, the MTCR has grown to include thirty-three countries, all of which have equal standing within the Regime.
Montreal Protocol - An international agreement designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. The treaty was originally signed in 1987 and substantially amended in 1990 and 1992. The Montreal Protocol stipulates that the production and consumption of compounds that deplete ozone in the stratosphere - chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform - are to be phased out by 2000 (2005 for methyl chloroform).
Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer - The Protocol is constructively flexible: it can be tightened or "adjusted" as the scientific evidence strengthens, without having to be completely renegotiated. Indeed, it sets the "elimination" of ozone-depleting substances as its "final objective." The Protocol came into force, on time, on January 1st, 1989, when 29 countries and the EEC (representing approximately 82 percent of world consumption) had ratified it.
Multilaterals Project - An ongoing project at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Although initiated to improve public access to environmental agreements, the collection today also includes treaties in the fields of human rights, commerce and trade, laws of war and arms control, and other areas, including:
National Security News Service - A nonprofit staffed by award-winning investigative reporters whose mission is to investigate previously overlooked news stories about significant issues-chief among them the environment and national security.
Nonproliferation - Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Provides technology, analysis, and expertise to aid the U.S. government in preventing the spread or use of weapons of mass destruction.
Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) - Based at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, the NPPP leads research projects, hosts speakers and conferences, trains students, develops policy proposals, briefs government officials, and disseminates findings via scholarly and popular publications and the internet.
Oxford Research Group (ORG) - Combines research into nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, UK security policy, and global security in the changing international environment, with an understanding of the people who make those decisions. Our areas of research include: preventing the further spread of nuclear weapons; control of the arms trade; constructive approaches to dealing with international terrorism and the 'war on terror'; and effective non-violent approaches to conflict prevention and resolution.
Peace Action - Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE), its sister organization, Peace Action Education Fund (PAEF), the Student Peace Action Network (SPAN), and the International Office work through national and grassroots citizens' action to promote global nuclear disarmament, cut military spending, and end the international arms trade.
PeaceActionWest - Works to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons, end US arms sales to human rights-abusing governments, cut excessive military spending, and promote international cooperation.
Small Arms Survey (SAS) - The Swiss government, in conjunction with other interested governments, established the Small Arms Survey project in 1999. SAS is an annual review of global small arms issues which address topics such as products and producers, stockpiles, arms brokers, legal and illicit arms transfers, the effects of small arms, and national, bilateral, and multilateral measures to deal with the problems associated with small arms.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) - Information on weapon developments, arms transfers and production, military expenditure, as well as on arms limitations, reductions and disarmament. Also see SIPRI Yearbook, a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of security and conflicts, military spending and armaments, and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.
Treaty on Open Skies (OS) - The Treaty on Open Skies establishes a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territories of its signatories. The Treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information through aerial imaging on military forces and activities of concern to them. Open Skies is one of the most wide-ranging international arms control efforts to date to promote openness and transparency in military forces and activities. Also see Wikipedia.
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) - The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970.
United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) - Created through the adoption of Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999. UNMOVIC replaces the former UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) and continues the latter's mandate to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological weapons and missiles with a range of more than 150 km), and to operate a system of ongoing monitoring and verification to check Iraq's compliance with its obligations not to reacquire the same weapons prohibited to it by the Security Council.
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affiars (UNODA) - Promotes nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, strengthening of the disarmament regimes in respect to chemical and biological weapons, and disarmament efforts in the area of conventional weapons, especially landmines and small arms, which are the weapons of choice in contemporary conflicts.
Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars - A decentralized, informally-organized grassroots organization, primarily composed of activists from upstate New York representing a diverse assortment of Peace and Justice organizations in different cities. Works to educate the public and Hancock Air Base personnel about the war crimes perpetrated in Afghanistan with the MQ9 Reaper drone piloted from Hancock Air National Guard Base on the outskirts of Syracuse, and also the perversity of a society that prioritizes war over other solutions.
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