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IANSA members marching against gun violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Global Week of Action, May 2016.

Click on the photo above for full details of events that took place during the Week of Action, plus statements from the Chair of IANSA and the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

This year’s Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence is scheduled for 1-8 May 2016.  

IANSA members at MGE2: 1-5 June 2015

New Resources

Please click on the links below to view the NGO Presentations held on 19 June 2014 at the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States, in front of member states at the UN New York headquarters.

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.