UN Small Arms Process
IANSA is the designated coordinator of civil society for the UN small arms process; in addition, we lead the advocacy on armed violence prevention – and provide support and assistance to other groups – in many different UN fora such as the Group of Interested States (GIS). IANSA is a member of the reference group for the International Standards on Small Arms Control (ISACS) and a member of the expert group that advises the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on implementation of the UN Firearms Protocol.
IANSA members cooperate closely with UN agencies, especially the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Regional Disarmament Centres.
Some of IANSA's goals for the UN small arm process include:
- Strong implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) including reviewing / revising national legislation and strengthening National Commissions on Small Arms
- Mainstreaming gun violence prevention within global development, human rights, health and gender processes
- Effective implementation of the International Tracing Instrument and the recommendations of the Groups of Governmental Experts on arms brokering