GDAMS 2015 Photos & Reports
You can now see the full compilation of GDAMS 2015 actions worldwide.
Berlin Conference 2016
From 30 September to 3 October 2016, the International Peace Bureau will hold a conference on the reallocation of military expenditure.
GDAMS 2015 Statement
Read the statement released for GDAMS 2015 by the European network of peace organizations.

Modernizing the Polish Military

by John Feffer

By law, Poland must spend at least 1.95 percent of its GDP on its military. That’s just a shade under the 2 percent that NATO asks its members to devote. Aside from Estonia, however, Poland is way ahead of the rest of the region in military spending. And when President Barack Obama visited Poland in June 2014, Poland committed to upping its allocation to 2 percent, with an expectation that it will rise to 2.5 percent in 2015. The situation in Ukraine – a divided country, with Russia backing separatists in the East – is fueling security concerns in Poland and the Baltic countries in particular. Continue reading–>

Africa’s Importation of Heavy Weaponry Grew by 45% Over the last 10 years

by Fumnanya Agbugah

VENTURES AFRICA – Arms imports by African countries have increased by 45 percent between 2005 and 2014 says a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Algeria, Morocco and Sudan were the largest importers of arms on the African continent between 2010 and 2014 with 30 percent, 26 percent, and 6 percent of the total arms imports respectively. Africa accounted for 9 percent of total global arms imports between 2010 and 2014 as compared to 7 percent between 2005 and 2009. Continue reading–>