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IANSA members at MGE2: 1-5 June 2015

2 June 2015 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day! Click on the image to join the campaign.

 

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence 2015

This year’s Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence is scheduled for 11-18 May 2015.  

New Resources

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. 

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.