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09 Sep 2011 description

We begin by extending our condolences to Mimidoo Achakpa of the IANSA Women's Network - Nigeria following the death of her son Charles Lubem Abaagu. He was shot and killed by armed robbers in a car-jacking on 4 September 2011. Our deep sympathy goes out to Mimidoo and family and friends.

Please send your message of solidarity to communication@iansa.org, and we will forward it to Mimidoo.

01 Mar 2011 description

Posted on Tue, 2011-03-01 14:27

The Control Arms Campaign, of which IANSA is a member, is a global civil society alliance which advocates for a bulletproof" Arms Trade Treaty that will protect lives and livelihoods. Visit the renewed website for more information and news about the campaign.

01 Mar 2011 description


Over the past decade, there has been growing international momentum to conceptualise, document and address the various manifestations of "armed violence".

11 Oct 2007 description

The cost of conflict on African development was approximately $300bn between 1990 and 2005, according to new research by Oxfam International, IANSA and Saferworld.

01 May 2006 description

The report 2006: Bringing the Global Gun Crisis Under Control sets out the scale of the small arms threat which affects every country in the world and results in the deaths of 1000 people a day.

09 Jan 2006 description

Reports on the impact of arms transfers to Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone by Control Arms Campaign: Oxfam International, Amnesty International and International Action Network on Small Arms

01 Jul 2005 description

This Report provides a comprehensive review of progress towards implementing the important commitments contained in the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA), drawing on data gathered for over 180 countries and analysing relevant local, national, regional and international processes.

31 Dec 2002 description

This report provides an initial review of progress towards implementing the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA) from July 2001.

Drawing on data gathered for 156 countries and the analysis of relevant national, regional and international processes, the report describes examples of positive developments between 2001 and 2003 as well as recurrent problems encountered in the implementation of the PoA.