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08 Mar 2017 description

DC/3687-AFR/3538

NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

16 Jul 2008 description


DC/3122

Countries awash with weapons -- especially in poorer regions where arms-smuggling was rampant -- needed ‘real assistance’ from technical experts and civil society organizations to curb illegal commerce in small arms and light weapons, speakers stressed yesterday, as the Third Biennial Meeting to halt the illicit trade reached the halfway mark of its week-long session.

15 Jul 2008 description


DC/3121

Meeting of States to Consider Action
Programme on Illicit Small Arms Trade
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

As a first step towards reducing the risks associated with surplus stockpiles of small arms -- potential sources of illegal weapons in circulation -- the international community should raise States’ awareness of the urgent need to effectively manage those stockpiles, delegates heard today as the Biennial Meeting of States on combating the illicit small arms and light weapons trade continued.

27 Aug 2007 description

DC/3081

Meeting Will Discuss Legal Instrument on Small Arms, Code of Conduct for Armed and Security Forces, Cross-Border Security Issues

NEW YORK, 27 August (Office for Disarmament Affairs) - The United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa will hold its twenty-sixth ministerial meeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 3 to 7 September.

The twenty-sixth ministerial meeting will consider recent developments in the geopolitical and security situation in selected Member States, as well as disarmament-related and security sector projects in Central …

25 May 2007 description

AFR/1540

NEW YORK, 23 May (United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs) - The twenty-fifth ministerial meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, held 14-18 May in Sao Tomé, Sao Tomé and Principe, concluded with the adoption of the "Sao Tomé and Principe Initiative", proposed by President Fradique Bandeira Melo de Menezes.

18 Dec 2005 description

DC/3059

With decades of experience in disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating ex-combatants, including some 400,000 over the past five years alone, the United Nations today launched a new set of standards aimed at improving the process, which is considered essential to restoring stability to war-ravaged countries.

"We're very proud of the work we've done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with United Nations help, but we acknowledge that we can do better," said United Nations Deputy …

25 Aug 2005 description

AFR/1239, DC/2990

NEW YORK, 25 August (Department for Disarmament Affairs) - The United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa will hold its 23rd Ministerial Meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 29 August to 2 September 2005. Participants will include Ministers for Foreign Affairs, as well as other senior governmental experts from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security.