2020 Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms

The seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) on the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects is scheduled to take place  at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 15-19 June 2020. The president-designate for the Conference is Ambassador Ambassador Lazarus O. Amayo of Kenya. 

IANSA serves as the official coordinator of civil society participation in BMS7 this year. Please contact Rose Welsch at rose.welsch[at]iansa.org if you have any questions related to the event. 

Due to public health concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is a high probability that this meeting will be postponed. Updates will be provided when information becomes available.

BMS7 documents

Reaching Critical Will resources

Background information

Other resources