Military conversion for social development. Report on BICC panel discussion at the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, 8 March 1995

Release date: 1995-06

This report summarizes the panel discussion on Conversion and Social Development, which was organized by the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) as one of the special events at the United Nations' World Summit for Social Development, held 6-12 March 1995 in Copenhagen. Together, the panel and audience considered the contributions military conversion could make to social development, and covered several principal issues: the reallocation of financial resources from military to civilian use; the reorientation of science for social development; and the national and human security aspects of conversion.
This report includes an updated version of a background paper prepared by BICC for the meeting (No linkhandler TypoScript configuration found for key tx_bicctools_publications..). In addition, it contains key excerpts from the presentations made by panel members and incorporates the conclusions of the panel discussion.