Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: weapons proliferation

Securing global safety by preventing countries and terrorists access to the materials needed for weapons of mass destruction, and by mitigating the effects of land mines and cluster munitions.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Counter-Proliferation programme objectives

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Summary report of the UK Chairmanship

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This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

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Published 12 December 2012
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Detail added: UK’s position on the FDLR
  3. Updated information on the Global Partnership and the G8 Presidency events.
  4. Updated to include information on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.
  5. Updated Chemical Weapons Convention content
  6. Page updated on 3 April 2013 to include section on Mines and Mine Action, and update to section on Arms Trade Treaty, following adoption of the ATT at the UN.
  7. Added Global Partnership action and details page
  8. Updated Supporting detail: Counter-Proliferation Programme
  9. Angela Harber of DECC requested changes to Chemical Weapons Convention detail page: new CWC link http://www.opcw.org/chemical-weapons-convention/; "The OPCW has the mandate to achieve the object and purpose of the CWC, which includes an international verification regime to build confidence between States "; added "and import and export and import and export" to second bullet point.
  10. Embargoes and sanctions supporting page edited so it links to the detailed guide Current arms embargoes and other restrictions, rather than listing each embargoed country.
  11. First published.