Conventional arms control

Small arms and light weapons

Small arms cause more casualties than any other type of weapon, escalate conflicts and hamper development.

Prohibition of anti-personnel mines

The Ottawa Convention is the central treaty on the global prohibition of anti-personnel mines. more

UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

The purpose of the Convention is to ban or restrict the use of certain conventional weapons, which may cause unjustifiable suffering.

Conventional arms control under OSCE auspices

The OSCE also serves as the framework for conventional arms control and confidence- and security-building measures in Europe.

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