Who are we?

The Global Coalition for Limitation of Armaments (GCLA)is a group of Arab and international organizations with shared aims to promote the principles and rules of disarmament and non-proliferation and call on the warring parties and their international supporters to put an end to the conflicts that threaten the lives of civilians. This is done through the use of best practices, international standards and atypical solutions to fight the proliferation of weapons, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, which is witnessing many conflicts. Given the great risk of misusing these weapons to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the efforts and visions of the founders of this Coalition have met on a common agenda based on the fact that awareness of disarmament has become a pressing necessity, in order to reduce the illicit arms trade or the misuse of weapons, to inculcate a culture of peace and security, and to promote pluralism and dialogue.

The Coalition’s key references are as the follows: the international conventions of international humanitarian law, including the four Geneva Conventions; the International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT); the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW); the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR), especially the ground-breaking Resolution No. 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, adopted unanimously on 9 December 2015; the General Assembly Resolution No. 64/76 of 2019 on the involvement of youth in the disarmament process; in addition to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the SDG 16, which encourages the establishment of peaceful and inclusive societies where no one is marginalized.


To live in a peaceful, weapon-free world, where people can thrive and grow. This end can only be met through international partnerships between all stakeholders within the framework of the application of international law.


The Coalition seeks to fight the proliferation of weapons and stop the unregulated flow of all kinds of weapons; thus creating a safe and secure environment for all, through disarmament education and working closely with the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).


The alliance aims to:

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