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Coverage from UN small arms conference

The UN Programme of Action provides the framework for activities to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. It was adopted by all UN member states in 2001. Since that time the UN has worked to support the implementation of the UNPoA at national, regional, and international levels. It has hosted two Review Conferences in 2006 and 2012, four biennial meetings of states, and one meeting of government experts in 2011.

Its third Review Conference will be held from 18-29 June 2018 at the United Nations in New York. 

Visit our resource page for information, statements, documents, and the Small Arms Monitor