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2021 Disarmament Orientation Course - Reading List

The material in this list is confined to topics covered by this Disarmament Orientation Course. Please read/skim the key readings for each module. Readings qualified as “Other Readings” are not required. Do also refer to the Table of Disarmament Forums and Agencies and the Table of Weapons and Technologies in conjunction with this reading list!

Module 1: Scene-setting: context, history and mechanisms

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Module 2: Weapons of mass destruction (WMD)

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  • Warmbrod. L, Revill. J & Connell. N. 2020. "Advances in Science and Technology in the Life Sciences and their Implications for Biosecurity and Arms Control.” Geneva, Switzerland: UNIDIR
    https://doi.org/10.37559/SecTec/20/01

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Module 3: Cross cutting disarmament issues: Gender, the humanitarian perspective, and financing aspects

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  • UNIDIR Gender and Disarmament Online Hub: Provides an overview of how gender perspectives have been integrated in arms control so far, as well as ideas to promote gender equality in disarmament
    https://www.unidir.org/gender

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  • Borrett. V., Hanham. M., Jeremias. G., Forman. J., Revill. J., Borrie. J., Åstot. C., Baulig. A., Curty. C., Dorner. B.G, Fraga. C., Gonzalez. D., Mikulak. R., Noort. D., Raza. S. K., Tang. C., Timperley. C., van Straten. F.M, van Zalen. E., Vanninen. P., Waqar. F. 2020. “Science and Technology for WMD compliance monitoring and investigations”. WMD Compliance and Enforcement Series No. 11. Geneva, Switzerland: UNIDIR.
    https://unidir.org/publication/science-and-technology-wmd-compliance-monitoring-and-investigations

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Module 4: Conventional weapons

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Module 5: Space and missiles

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Module 6: ICT, cyber and LAWS

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Procedures, Documents, Systems and Support

UNOG: Library

http://research.un.org/en/docs/disarmament

http://libraryresources.unog.ch/disarmament/global

https://libraryresources.unog.ch/bioweapons

https://libraryresources.unog.ch/chemweapons

https://libraryresources.unog.ch/nukes

https://libraryresources.unog.ch/conventionalarms

https://libraryresources.unog.ch/st