Pacific Island leaders reafirms committment to fighting illegal small arms

On 7 September, the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) met with the UN Secretary-General as part of the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland, New Zealand. In a joint statement issued after the meeting, they reaffirmed their commitment to cooperating on national priorities which included, “Controlling the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and negotiation of an Arms Trade Treaty”. Read the statement here.