Welcome to our video “Towards Evidence-based Arms Control and Disarmament” prepared for the Geneva Peace Week by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and the Small Arms Survey. Our world is severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, emotions, fake news and post-truth have gained traction. This is why it is important that policy-makers resort to the best available evidence to make the right policy decisions. This also applies to the field of arms control and disarmament. Evidence can be scientific research, but also statistical data, citizen voices, and evaluation evidence. Policy includes legislation but also oversight, resource allocation, regulations and strategies. All of these are of the utmost importance to design an arms control and disarmament policy followed by effective action and positive outcomes for people or for strengthening confidence in compliance with international obligations.
This video features:
- Mr Marc Finaud, Head of Arms Proliferation at the GCSP
- Ms Laurence Marzal, Programme Officer at IPU
- Mr Matthias Nowak, Researcher at the Small Arms Survey
- Hon. Raphael Chegeni, Member of Parliament in Tanzania
- Ms Anne-Severine Fabre, Data Expert at the Small Arms Survey.