Project Ploughshares

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Project Ploughshares

"At the founding of Project Ploughshares in 1976 of particular concern to the founders was the massive scale of arms transfers to the developing world. Those arms shipments fuelled the wars of the day and supported undemocratic, repressive regimes, with devastating consequences for the ordinary people of the recipient states. Unfortunately the impact of the arms shipped in the 1960s and 1970s was not confined to those decades. Those same arms did not disappear, but continue to circulate and are today actively engaged in local wars, in committing human rights violations, and in propping up repressive regimes. The destructive seeds that were sown then continue to bear their destructive fruit." [1]

Board of Directors [2]



Resources and articles


  1. Who we are, Project Ploughshares, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Governance, Project Ploughshares, accessed July 8, 2007.