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Germany as an active partner for worldwide disarmament and arms control

Disarmament, arms control and non‑proliferation play an important role in Germany’s foreign and security policy.

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Conventional arms control

Precisely because of its success, the importance of conventional arms control is hardly recognized today. Therefore, it is necessary to raise and maintain awareness of the signi­ficance of arms control. more

Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) of 1968 is the foundation of the international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime.

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Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) of 1993 prohibits the development, production, possession, transfer and use of chemical weapons. Since its entry into force, the CWC has proven to be one of our most successful disarmament treaties. more

Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) entered into force on 26 March 1975 and contains a comprehensive ban on biological weapons. more

Biological Security Program

Germany is carrying out long-term biosecurity projects in its Partnership Program for Excellence in Biological and Health Security. more

Projects

Here you find a selection of current projects in the fields of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. more

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