Implementing the Political Declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas: why engineering-perspectives on blast effects matter

In order to implement the Declaration, we need to understand the blast effects of what we are trying to protect people from. 

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2024

In the midst of unprecedented civilian harm from explosive weapons, AOAV sets out its predictions for 2024, for the Forum on Arms Trade.

122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

INEW: Open letter to states that have endorsed the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) addressed an open letter to the 83 states that endorsed the Political Declaration, signed in November 2022, to strengthen the protection of civilians from the humanitarian consequences of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Collecting and Sharing Data on Explosive Weapons Use

A Prerequisite for understanding impact, informing change and implementing the Political Declaration

UN Secretary-General urges immediate adoption of political declaration amid concerns over explosive weapons in populated areas

The UN Secretary-General’s annual report on civilian protection in conflict zones highlights the grave impact of explosive weapons on civilians, especially in populated areas, praises the adoption of a political declaration aimed at strengthening civilian protection, and urges states to swiftly endorse and implement it to prevent further harm.

INEW: Documenting two years of global harm to civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (2021-2022)

A new report released today by the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) presents data on the patterns of harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

23 NATO states sign agreement to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

Over two-thirds of NATO member states signed the first international explosive weapons declaration to protect civilians

States adopt first ever international agreement to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

Over 70 states are expected to sign on to the first international explosive weapons declaration to protect civilians in populated areas, at Dublin Castle, Friday 18 November 2022.

Open for signature: declaration for the protection of civilians from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

On 18 November, the declaration for the protection of civilians from EWIPA will be open for signature in Dublin.

Geneva, 17 June: States agree on final text of Political Declaration on use of Explosive Weapons in populated areas

This post was originally published by INEW. States Agree on Final Text of Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons The text of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons was finalized todayin Geneva with overwhelming support from states. A group of states have already expressed intentions to sign the declaration or […]

Geneva, 16 June 2022: Ireland to present final draft of declaration to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

On Friday 17 June, at the UN Palais in Geneva, Ireland will present the final draft of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.