Fifth Biennial Meeting of States 2014

More than a decade has passed since the adoption of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) in 2001. The PoA laid the foundation for action countering the illicit trade and uncontrolled circulation of small arms and light weapons at the national, regional and global levels.

In accordance with the two-year cycle of PoA meetings, the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider Implementation of the PoA (BMS5) took place in New York from 16 - 20 June 2014.

The BMS5 Website -

Key documents can be found here.

IANSA members attended every session of the conference and put on side events to show case the intrinsic value of the UN PoA.

Daily summaries of the session are provided in English.