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Accreditation is now open for civil society representatives to attend the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on small arms at the United Nations in New York from 16 - 20 June 2014. 

This week has been chosen to coincide with the International Day of Peace, 21 September.  

Suggested themes: 

1) ‘GET THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS’  

2) DISARM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  

3) LOCK UP THE GUNS: STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT.  

Gender, Women’s and survivors' participation are cross cutting issues that will be highlighted across all themes. 

Please send information on your Global Week of Action activities to: Communication@iansa.org

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. 

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