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18 Sep 2009 description

DC/3190

NEW YORK, 18 September 2009, (Office for Disarmament Affairs) -- Small arms experts from West African nations gathered in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, from 14 to 18 September to participate in a capacity-building workshop focusing on implementation of the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons.

United Nations Member States adopted the document, also known as the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), as a tool to facilitate international cooperation in tracking illegal …

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 …