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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 United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has issued a paper presenting the outcomes of a series of regional seminars and other activities promoting discussion on an Arms Trade Treaty

In Nigeria, more than 800 young people and fifteen media organisations attended an event to mark International Youth Day on 12 August.

After two weeks of intense discussions, state negotiations at the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee (ATT Prepcom) ends on Friday 23 July.

Amnesty International features in a BBC radio documentary which reveals how arms brokering and trafficking networks benefit from lax regulations of shell companies operating under UK jurisdiction.

In Mozambique, more than 70 people participated in a debate on 8 July about the role of an ATT to counter the impact of armed violence on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

Two rural youth rallies against gun violence and misuse of small arms were organised by the Rural Development and Youth Training Institute in the Kota District, Rajasthan, India.

Good Generation of Burundi hosted a press conference in Bujumbura, which was attended by the President of the National Standing Committee for civilian disarmament,

The West Africa Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA- Burkina) launched the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence with a press release announcing the main themes and activities for the week in Burkina Faso.

As part of the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, Cameroon Youth and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP), sent letters to the Minister of external Relation and the Chair of National Assembly of Cameroonian Parliament, calling for ratification of the Central African convention on Small Arms, also known as the Kinshasa Convention.

The Secretary of Government of Medellin, Colombia, Juan Felipe Palau Ángel, launched the campaign "Fair play: living without guns", supported by members of the police, military, churches, professional sportsmen and women, schoolchildren and the Department of sports and recreation.

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