cover image: What happened to demand? Getting small arms control back on track


What happened to demand? Getting small arms control back on track

8 Mar 2024

INTRODUCTION SUMMARY Since the 1990s, various arms-related instruments, In the last twenty years the United Nations Programme of such as the United Nations Programme of Action to Action on Small Arms, the UN Firearms Protocol and the Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Arms Trade Treaty have drawn the attention to the human suffering caused by the illicit trafficking and misuse of S. [...] 36 UNODC, ‘Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and 32 United Nations, General Assembly, Report of the Sixth Biennial Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition’, Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small. [...] the implementation of the POA, the ITI, the Firearms Protocol and the ATT, and has been periodically Efforts to rebalance supply-side and demand-side expanded and updated over the last decade.69 factors: Pushing the boundaries through MOSAIC includes a module on regulating civilian complementary agendas access to SALW (03.30) and includes references to demand-side factors in modules on national ac. [...] At the fourth review conference of the POA in Promote discussions on gender and the root causes June 2024, the EU and other like-minded states of illicit manufacturing and trafficking of SALW could: (a) highlight the importance of addressing within the Working Group on Firearms and the motivations to acquire illicit SALW as key to preventing Firearms Protocol review process GBV committed with or f. [...] In 2018, in line with the recommendations formulated by the European Parliament the names and the mandate of the network and the Consortium have been adjusted to include the word ‘disarmament’.


Callum Watson and Aline Shaban/EUNPDC

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