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IANSA members at BMS6 during the Wear Orange Campaign

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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 here 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.  

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.