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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will forward it to Mimidoo.
Over the past decade, there has been growing international momentum to conceptualise, document and address the various manifestations of "armed violence".
The cost of conflict on African development was approximately $300bn between 1990 and 2005, according to new research by Oxfam International, IANSA and Saferworld.
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.
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
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
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.