Germany as an active partner for global disarmament and arms control

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


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.


Ban on biological and chemical weapons

With the two Conventions of 1975 and 1997 on the ban of chemical and biological weapons, important steps were taken on the path to ending the use biological and chemical agents. more

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


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

Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons

The civil war in Syria entered another level when chemical weapons were deployed. The destruction of these weapons, in which Germany has played a substantial role, is a crucial factor for the security of the international community. The final remnants were destroyed at GEKA in Munster on 30 April 2015. more

Biological Security Program

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

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