The use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas is a particular concern for the United Nations. In this UNIDIR FAQ, our Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme breaks down the issue.

This FAQ presents brief descriptions of key terms and offers an overview of work done by the Programme to unpack and understand the “reverberating effects” from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.


Español: Preguntas frecuentes sobre el uso de armas explosivas en zonas pobladas

Français: FAQ sur l'Utilisation des Armes Explosives dans les Zones Peuplées

Português: Perguntas frequentes sobre o uso de armas explosivas em áreas povoadas

Citation: Alfredo Malaret Baldo, Theò Bajon (2022) "FAQ on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.