Armaments Resolution at the 2006 UNA-UK Conference.

The resolution was proposed by ARC  members and passed at the 2006 UNA-UK Conference in Durham 21-23 April 2006.


Resolution G - Armaments -
H. Evans, J. Addington, V. Mehta, C. Langdon, A.Williams, A. Moore

Before the Hague Peace Conference in 1899 the Russian Foreign Secretary, Count Muraviev said; "The maintenance of a general peace and a possible reduction of the excessive armaments ... are in the present world situation an ideal towards which the endeavours of all governments must be directed ... "

Article 8 of the League of Nations Covenant and 26 of the UN Charter, dealt with arms reduction. The League called for "... the reduction of national armaments to the lowest point consistent with national safety and the enforcement by common action of international obligations".

Article 26 of the UN Charter calls for the Security Council to formulate "… plans for the establishment of a system for the regulation of Armaments". This was "in order to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources".

This UNA Conference demands that after a century of delay the British Government puts the reduction of arms and the ending of the pernicious system of arms sales at the top of its agenda.