06/04/2016 |

High Representative’s Statement for Global Day of Action on Military Spending


On 5 April 2016, the UN  High Representative for Disarmament Affairs issued a statement for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending:

‘….As the Secretary-General has aptly summarized,  “Bloated military budgets promote proliferation, derail arms control, doom disarmament and detract from social and economic development”…On  this Global Day of Action on Military Spending, we  call on government leaders to remember their commitments under the UN Charter and reassess their country’s security needs. We encourage them to consider shifting priorities and resources further towards social, economic and human development. We ask them to recall the importance of showing transparency to boost mutual confidence. Finally, we urge them to take into account the full possibilities of creating sustainable security through non-military means’. FULL TEXT