Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
The progressive disarmament, arms control, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are three key and complementary objectives to advance towards international peace, security and stability. Spain's commitment to these is clear and continuous

Through the relevant legal instruments, non-proliferation aims for no country to increase their weapons capacity; in other words, the weaponry that already exists is maintained both quantitatively and qualitatively. The idea behind this is to establish some measures that place political or legal restrictions on the type and scope of the technology and military capacity; this is what is encompassed by the term arms control if we include the transfer of weapons. Non-proliferation represents an agreed "balance" in which the countries involved have sufficient self-defence capacity for their national security, and international peace and stability are achieved.

 

Disarmament measures aim to reduce the military capacity or even prohibit certain categories of weapons that are currently deployed. Fewer advances have been made in this field recently, but they continue to be important. Although it may be a general wish, devising disarmament as a global focus of a policy of peace could be classed as utopian; it is something towards which we must continue to advance.

 

The main challenge in this field lies in promoting the universality of treaties, conventions and other international instruments and their application at national level, pursuant to the National Security Strategy (2023) and the European Union's strategy against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

 

  • The Risks of Proliferation

    The European Security Strategy sets out that Europe is facing five key threats: terrorism, proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, regional conflicts, failing States and organised crime.

  • Spanish Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Policy
    Spain is a country that is committed to the multi-lateral system of non-proliferation and disarmament, which make up the central elements of our foreign policy. Spain cannot remain removed from security and stability threats. That is why the fight against proliferation is so present, both in the multi-lateral framework of our foreign policy and in our bilateral relations

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