- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Evidence shows that conflicts have a long-lasting negative impact on the health outcomes of a population. The high rates of fatalities from conflict in Africa during the post-colonial period correlate with negative health effects in children in these countries.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. Despite major attention from the international community, literacy lags in some areas of the world, especially among women and especially in dangerous places.
After over 2,000 nuclear tests by 9 states, the world has still not agreed to a total ban on nuclear tests. Recent moves by Israel and the USA suggest we might be getting nearer.
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.