Disarmament and Human Rights – UN Human Rights Day Webinar

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Disarmament and Human Rights – UN Human Rights Day Webinar

10th December 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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From the conditions of workers in arms production to the implications of the arms trade, to the use of weapons themselves, the impact of the global arms trade on human rights is extensive. The worst-affected countries in the Covid-19 pandemic are also those with the largest military budgets, showing that national security is not a simple matter of having the most guns. Military spending too often comes at the expense of funding for other vital public services such as health and welfare.
This Human Rights Day, join us for the latest webinar in our series Building Back Better for a discussion on the relationship between human rights and disarmament. Bringing together speakers from different stages in the arms trade process, we examine how the promotion of human rights without work towards disarmament is meaningless and the need for a new paradigm of security to build a just and peaceful future.

Confirmed Speakers (Speaker photos and bios):
Kelly Smith, Poor People’s Campaign
Carlos Umaña, IPPNW
Akmal Ali, UN Association of Fiji

Moderator: Molly McGinty Nuclear Programs Associate, IPPNW


10th December 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Yorkshire United Kingdom