The Disarmament and Security Centre (DSC) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Aotearoa New Zealand. The DSC was established in 1998 in Christchurch. Today, we operate as primarily a virtual Centre connecting disarmament experts, lawyers, political scientists, academics, teachers, students and disarmament proponents.
The DSC provides a resource centre for alternative thinking on disarmament and security issues, both within Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. Currently the work focuses on reinvigorating public awareness on disarmament issues by implementing the recommendations from the 2002 United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non Proliferation Education. Examples include educating about New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation, the World Court's 1996 Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons and its implications, the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the fallacies of nuclear deterrence, and offering safer alternative security strategies.
Through joining our Mighty Network, together, we can build community in the disarmament space in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. As a collective group we can work together to make powerful change. Through this network we can share ideas, research, collaborate on activities, projects and events and help bring momentum behind initiatives. This network is public, yet private - we welcome new members so feel free to send any suggestions to us.
A big thanks to all our supporters, the DSC Council and of course our funders, the Disarmament Education United Nations Implementation Fund (DEUNIF).