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.
This special edition of the IANSA UN Bulletin features summaries from sessions and side events during the Fourth session of the ATT Preparatory Committee (13-17 February 2012) and the Preparatory Committee for the Second PoA Review Conference (19-23 March 2012).
The purpose of the PrepCom is to lay the groundwork for the RevCon, 27 August – 7 September 2012. The PrepCom is expected to produce a draft agenda for the RevCon i.e. which solutions to the problem of gun violence are open for discussion.
Statements were made on the topics of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by Chile, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iraq, Ireland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Norway, People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Turkey and Venezuela on the 9 October 2014 at the First Committee of the 69th Session of the General Assembly.
At the General Debate of the First Committee of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on the 8 October 2014 the following States spoke on the topics of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): Algeria, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Denmark, France, Libya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Spain and Switzerland.
Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the European Union, Nigeria on behalf of the African Group, Egypt on behalf of the Arab Group, Philippines on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Mexico and India in their national capacity spoke on the topic of small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the first session at the General Debate of the First Committee of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
While the last remaining teams vie for the world cup in football/soccer, Fundipau has taken a unique look at this year's world cup contenders and measured how their commitment to disarmament and arms control stacks up against the competition.
This year’s Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence (16-22 June 2014) was timed to coincide with the Fifth UN Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms (BMS5). IANSA member organizations celebrated the WOA in their home countries, and internationally at the BMS5, which was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Here is a sample of events during the Global Week of Action:
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