IANSA welcomes our new UN Liaison Officer, Rose Welsch. She takes over from Michele Poliacof, whom we thank for her years of dedicated service, and for agreeing to continue sharing her wisdom and advice with us. Rose will be responsible for coordinating civil society participation in the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms (BMS6), to be held at UN Headquarters in New York 6-10 June 2016.
Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC) has launched 3 twitter pages where they will post news and facts about the conflict in Colombia, initiatives on gun violence-reduction and disarmament, and their work.
An estimated 4,976 firearms were trafficked from the USA to Mexico in 2009, according to a new report by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.
IANSA member Alex Galvez, director of Transicions Foundation in Guatemala, featured in a popular national news program on Friday 3 September to talk about their work empowering people with disabilities as a result of gun violence.
IANSA is a global voluntary network of organisations working to stop gun violence - including policy organisations, gun control groups, women's groups, research institutes, aid agencies, faith groups, health workers, survivors, human rights and community action organisations. More