NZ project grants & scholarships

Starting 23 February, New Zealand’s Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) will be accepting funding proposals for educational projects & post-graduate research relating to international peace, disarmament, and arms control. The deadline for grant applications is 6 April 2022.

PADET was established in May 1988 with NZ $1.5 million that New Zealand received from […]

New Zealand arms experts step up

(From left to right) Edwina Hughes, Andrew Chen, Hon. Phil Twyford, Mary Wareham and Sakhr Munasser at the NZ Parliament Dialogue on Autonomous Weapons Systems, 10 August 2021

Eight New Zealanders have been appointed as members of the Public Advisory Committee for Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC) for the statutory body’s next 2022-2025 term. […]

Call for PACDAC nominations

New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has launched an open call for nominations for people to serve on the Public Advisory Committee for Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC). This is a statutory body chaired by the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control and comprised of eight experts who hold office for […]

New Zealand’s disarmament minister

New Zealand’s Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Hon. Phil Twyford (c) MFAT, August 2021

It’s time to re-activate this Ministry for Disarmament blog. Created in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2011 to draw attention to the country’s Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, a unique portfolio worldwide that was established in 1987. The blog […]

Race and intersectionality in disarmament

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and Soka Gakkai International are convening the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum in 2020 and 2021 on the topic of race and intersectionality. This marks the first time the Forum–held annually since 2021–has been held entirely online and, for the first time, focused on diversity—particularly race—and how to be more […]

Humanitarian disarmament in 2020

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and Soka Gakkai International are excited to co-host the next Humanitarian Disarmament Forum on 19-21 October 2020. 


2019 Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

The Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines convened the eight humanitarian disarmament forum at the Church Center in New York on 19-20 October 2019.

2018 Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

The Forum on the Arms Trade and the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) convened the humanitarian disarmament forum in New York on 13-14 October. Approximately 80 people participated in the seventh annual forum. The cross-cutting discussion between various campaigns examined opportunities and challenges facing the collective effort to advance humanitarian disarmament and prevent […]

2017 Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Approximately 90 people participated in the 2017 Humanitarian Disarmament Forum in New York City on 14-15 October 2017. This was the sixth year in a row that representatives from non-governmental organizations had convened to learn and strategize collectively on their common work to advance humanitarian disarmament and thereby prevent and alleviate human suffering.


Nobel Affirms Humanitarian Disarmament

The announcement on 6 October that the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) affirms the humanitarian disarmament as the best way for dealing with weapons of concern. The news comes less than three weeks after the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear […]