n African Security Review - Confidence-building measures as tools for disarmament and development : commentary

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... COMMENTARY Introduction Confidence-building measures are increasingly being used to address today's disarmament challenges, including efforts to control the use of small arms and light weapons. The aim of disarmament is to contribute to international peace and security and the need for security is recognised as one of the foundations for development. The 1987 report of the International Conference on Disarmament and Development noted that in the 'relationship between disarmament and development, security plays a crucial role'.2 Disarmament and development are mutually reinforcing and progress can be achieved by various means, including improving the security situation, as 'progress in any ..

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