Campaigns

On this page you will find information and news about IANSA Campaigns. Scroll down for a calendar of upcoming events.

UN Small Arms Process

20 June 2014

The final meeting of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the States considered agenda item 10, the consideration of the Final Draft Document. Chairman Tanin introduced the oral revisions and editorial changes that would ensure the consistency of the document. Chairman Tanin asked the delegates for their consensus in the adoption of the Final Draft Document, and it was so decided. The floor was then opened for statements after the adoption.

19 June 2014 - Morning Session

The seventh meeting of the BMS5 was called to order by Chairman Zahir Tanin and began with statements by international, regional and non-governmental organisations.

18 June 2014 - Morning Session

The 5th meeting of the BMS5 was called to order by Chairman Zahir Tanin. The session broke up for delegation consultation then reconvened to discuss international cooperation and assistance.

17 June 2014 – Morning Session

The third meeting of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States was called to order by moderator, Anthony Simpson, of New Zealand. This session debated on the implementation of ITI for states to identify and trace small arms and light weapons and their ammunitions in a timely manner as contained in document a/conf/192/bms/2004/1. Two brief presentations were made on the related topic as proposed by the chair.

16 June 2014 – Morning session

The morning session was opened by the Deputy High Representative of Disarmament Affairs, Virginia Gamba.  She recalled that while over the past years there have been major achievements, member states still faced daunting challenges and hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe were destroyed by guns. Illegal guns created crime, conflict, threatened international aid workers and impeded development.

Disarm Domestic Violence

An International campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women is under way.

In Israel, a newly proposed ‘Security Services Law’ threatens an existing, though un-enforced, clause of the Firearms Law that restricts security guards from taking their guns home. If the proposed law were implemented it would automatically allow security guards to take their guns home whilst off-duty.

Nearly 60% of women murdered in Argentina from 1997 to 2010 were killed with a gun, according to IANSA member Asociación para Políticas Públicas (APP).

On International Women's Day, the Coalition for Gun Control in Canada and a wide range of organisations promoting women's safety continue their fight for the national long gun registry.

IANSA Women all over the world are celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March, highlighting the campaign Disarm Domestic Violence, and calling for the inclusion of references to gender based violence in the Arms Trade Treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty

The East Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA) participated in a regional expert workshop on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2-3 February.

Norwegian Church Aid has launched a new campaign for better controls on Norwegian exports of arms and ammunition.

The East Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA) participated in a regional experts workshop on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 2-3 February.

From 6 to 11 February, IANSA members will participate in the World Social Forum 2011 to highlight the issue of small arms and armed violence.

An article by Hanna L. Wright of Saferworld urging the UK to play a full part in the Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

Femmes des Médias pour la Justice au Congo (FMJC) have issued a press release on the themes and activities for the week, so far published in three national newspapers.

IANSA members, as part of the Control Arms Coalition, are lobbying governments through a letter writing action to call for stronger regulation of the global arms trade.

In Panama, civil society, government and UN agencies are working together to mark the Week.

Amnesty International Chile are taking a billboard around five universities in Santiago to mark the Week of Action.

In West Africa, activities have been organised by several national networks that are members of WAANSA, the West African Action Network on Small Arms.

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