- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Violence in the North Caucasus has decreased dramatically in the last few years, largely due to a growing number of fighters leaving the North Caucasus for Syria.
The recent Biennial Meeting of States, held at UN Headquaters in New York, has produced an outcome document related to combatting the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is becoming an arena for wider security issues between major players in the region, including Russia, Turkey, Iran, the EU and the USA.
The South Caucasus have a long history of violence and militarization, which coule be made worse by the conflict in Syria.
With estimates that food demand will rise by 50% by 2050, the challenge in eradiciating world hunger (the second Sustainable Development Goal) is substantial.