Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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.


Biological and chemical weapons

The Conventions on the Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons of 1975 and 1977 were important steps on the way to a total abandonment of these weapons.

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

Global Partnership

The G8’s Global Partnership initiative is helping to reduce nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological proliferation risks. The Federal Foreign Office funds numerous projects in this connection.

Moving disarmament forward

Around the world, Germany is working for greater security and stability through disarmament, arms control and transparency. The Annual Disarmament Report that the Federal Cabinet has approved reflects these efforts. In the Bundestag debate on the report, Foreign Minister Westerwelle spoke in favour of a long-term approach to disarmament policy. more


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