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22 Jun 2014 description

DC/3509

Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on Illicit Trade in Small Arms 8th Meeting (PM)

Despite Consensus Adoption,
Concern Expressed over Absence of Ammunition from Outcome Text

Concluding its week-long session today, the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on small arms and light weapons adopted by consensus an outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.

19 Jun 2014 description

DC/3507

New Fifth Biennial Meeting of States
on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

International cooperation and assistance in capacity-building and technology transfer were key to the implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, delegates concurred as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States moved into day three of its session.

17 Jun 2014 description

DC/3505

Fifth Biennial Meeting of States
on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
1st & 2nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Against a backdrop of fragile security, illegal guns, grenades and rocket launchers had ripped communities apart while fuelling terrorism, and would require strong collective efforts to halt their spread, delegates heard today as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons opened its 2014 session.

16 May 2014 description

DC/3500

NEW YORK, 15 May (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific is cooperating with the Government of Myanmar to organize a two-day workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 and 16 May to assist Government agencies involved in small arms and light weapons control, in order to effectively implement the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.