Statements from the 2018 UNPoA Preparatory Committee

Monday, 19 March 2018

Opening statements

Thematic debate (1): Preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons at all levels including coordination and synergies; preventing SALW diversion; preventing the illicit manufacturing and conversion of SALW; opportunities and challenges of new developments in SALW-related technologies; transparency and information exchange;

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Thematic debate (2): the adverse consequences of the illicit trade in SALW on development, including 2030 agenda; gender issues; rule of law and culture of peace.

  • Philippines (Mr.)
  • MERCOSUR, delivered by Paraguay (Mr.)
  • Libya (Mr.)
  • Bulgaria (Ms.)
  • Ireland (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Honduras (Ms.)
  • Colombia (Mr.)
  • Iraq (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Ethiopia (Ms.)
  • Argentina (Ms.)

Thematic debate (3): Other elements related to preventing, combatting, and eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. 


  • No statements

Thematic debate (4): Implementation, international cooperation and assistance. 

  • Presentation from Mr. Daniel Prins, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Jamaica (Mr.)
  • China (Ms.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • France (Ms.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • India (Ms.)
  • MERCOSUR, delivered by Paraguay (Mr.)
  • CARICOM, delivered by Trinidad and Tobago (Ms.) 
  • Bangladesh (Mr.)
  • Indonesia (Ms.)  
  • European Union (Mr.) 
  • Sweden (Mr.)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Statements from intergovernmental, regional, and non-governmental organisations

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Thematic debate: Follow-up to the Third Review Conference

  • United States (Mr.)
  • Chile (Mr.)
  • MERCOSUR, delivered by Paraguay (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • India (Ms.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • Iran (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)

Thematic debate: progress made in implementation of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI)

Friday, 23 March 2018

Presentation of draft report, draft provisional agenda, and draft Rules of Procedure for the Review Conference.

  • Ghana (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)