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 “Gitarren statt Knarren” or “Guitars instead of Weapons." Deadline: 30 November 2014

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IANSA member, Gabriel Conte, from the Latin American Coalition for the Prevention of Armed Violence (CLAVE) meets with the Pope on 5 August 2014

New Resources

The UN has created a signing kit on the Arms Trade Treaty, setting out the procedure for States to sign, ratify and accede to the ATT.  It includes short templates for governments to fill in, and a chart explaining how the ATT comes into effect. The kit is available in English, French and Spanish.

The Second Review Conference for the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA), is about to commence at the UN Headquarters in New York, 27th - 7th August, 2012.

Four international organisations and networks - Amnesty International, the IANSA Women's Network, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Religions for Peace - have united to support the inclusion of a gender criterion in the ATT. 

The dedicated United Nations website on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations went live on 7 June: www.un.org/disarmament/ATT/. This website serves as the primary information platform regarding the historic United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, which will take place in New York from 2 to 27 July.

Accreditation and registration for the Review Conference on the PoA are now open. The Aide Mémoire for NGOs is available below.