Canada and Non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament

Learn how Canada addresses international arms control and the proliferation of weapons by working with international regimes and partners through policy and programming initiatives.

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Non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament efforts

Weapons proliferation poses a major threat to Canadian security. Canada is active in a variety of initiatives, including the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

Learn more about Canada’s policies on nuclear weapons and efforts to mitigate nuclear and radiological threats.

Biological weapons

Learn about the treaty prohibiting biological weapons and what Canada is doing to mitigate biological threats.

Chemical weapons

Learn about the treaty banning chemical weapons, and Canadian efforts to mitigate chemical threats.

Canadian National Authority

We implement the Chemical Weapons Convention through the Canadian National Authority, which liaises with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical.

Conventional weapons

Learn more about Canada’s policies on conventional weapons and efforts to mitigate proliferation threats.

Counter proliferation and export controls

An overview of some of the key international mechanisms in place to deal with weapons proliferation and Canada’s role.

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