Category: Data & Statistical Reports

Counting to zero

An overview of United Nations member states’ positions on multilateral disarmament processes


This report is produced by the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Project of the International Law and Policy Institute. It is intended as a tool for diplomats, think-tanks, researchers, civil society organizations, and indeed anyone interested in humanitarian disarmament. The report is motivated by the need for an accurate and methodical mapping of how the primary players on the international stage—the members and observers of the United Nations—approach the issue of WMDs in the context of humanitarian disarmament. Which states tend to be part of disarmament initiatives to move the agenda forward? Is South Africa party to the Emergency Assistance Convention? And how many states supported the last joint statement of the Humanitarian Initiative? 

Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

The consequences of using nuclear weapons

By Stein-Ivar Lothe Eide, Torbjørn Graff Hugo and Christian Holmboe Ruge

“The risk of a nuclear weapon detonation is arguably greater today than it was at the height of the Cold War,” says Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide in the foreword to a new publication compiled by ILPI.

Summarizing the presentations made at the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, the report presents some of the consequences that can be expected from any use of nuclear weapons, and explains in brief terms why the international community would struggle to provide adequate, timely and appropriate assistance to those affected by any such disaster.