Celebrating Innovative Policy Solutions for Disarmament

Our Future Policy Award is the first award that celebrates policies rather than people on an international level. In 2013 the question was: Which existing disarmament policies contribute most effectively to the achievement of peace, sustainable development, and security?

Winning policies

Gioconda Úbeda Rivera, former Secretary-General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica receiving the Gold Award

Gold Award 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean – Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Treaty of Tlatelolco, 1967.

Silver Award 2013

Argentina – National Programme for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms, 2006.

New Zealand – New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act, 1987.

 

 

 

Honourable Mention 2013

Belgium – Law on Anti-personnel Mines, 1995 and the Law regulating Economic and Individual Activities with Weapons, 2006.

Costa Rica – Abolition of the Army, Article 12 of the Constitution, 1949.

Mongolia – Law of Mongolia on its nuclear-weapon-free status, 2000.

Mozambique and South Africa –  Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the Government of the Republic of South Africa in Respect of Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in the field of Crime Combating, 1995.

Find out more

We strongly encourage you to learn more about the design, implementation and benefits of the winning policies in our booklet “Celebrating the world’s best disarmament policies”. You can also download the booklet in Spanish and French.

 

 

 

 

 

Announcement of the winners

The winning policies were announced during a press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on October 23. World Future Council Founder Jakob von Uexkull, IPU Secretary General Anders B. Johnsson and Virginia Gamba, Deputy to the UN High Representative of Disarmament Affairs, presented the winners.

 

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony was conducted in the evening of October 23 at UN Headquarters. Angela Kane, UN High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, held the keynote and delivered a message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The ceremony was webcast on UN web TV (see video below).

Photos

Gold for Treaty of Tlatelolco! Gioconda Úbeda Rivera, Former Secretary General of of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) and Deputy Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Argentinian Ambassador María Christína Perceval
Silver for Argentina! María Pía Devoto, Director APP, H. E. Julio Alak, Minister of Justice and Human Rights, WFC Councillor Tony Colman, Ambassador María Cristina Perceval, Under-Secretary Ernesto Kreplak, Matías Molle, Director RENAR
Silver for New Zealand! H.E. Jim McLay, Permanent Representative to the UN, Roger Clark, Law Professor at Rutgers University, WFC Councillor David Krieger (NAPF)
Rob van Riet Coordinator Disarmament Programme WFC andMongolia's Ambassador Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, David Krieger, and Mongolia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Od Och.
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Laudatories: WFC founder Jakob von Uexkull, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, IPU Secretary General Anders B. Johnsson
Rob van Riet Coordinator Disarmament Programme WFC and María Pía Devoto, Director of the Public Policy Association in Argentina.

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