What We Do

Name of Project:

Promotion of Standardized Methodology in the Comparison of Military Expenditures

Description:

UNLIREC helps States to develop and apply standardized methodologies in comparing military expenditures or defence spending based on the premise that such measures can contribute to a reduction in the danger of armed conflict and miscalculations of military activities that could give rise to apprehension and a variety of unpredictable reactions on the part of some States. This project relies heavily on the 1980 UN standardized instrument for reporting military expenditures.

Target Group:

Government entities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Security, etc.)

Objectives:

  • Build confidence and increase transparency in defence- and security-related matters both within and among States by contributing to greater openness in military matters.
  • Facilitate regional cooperation and coordination vis-à-vis the implementation of standardized measures.
  • Contribute to conflict prevention.
  • Promote States to report to the UN standardized instrument for reporting military expenditures.