Work areas

The problem of small arms proliferation is multidimensional– that is why such a broad array of organisations around the world are so concerned about it. On this page you will find the latest news and resources on some of the hot topics for groups working against small arms and light weapons.

Latest news

A report published by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat aims to help developing countries develop a public health approach to injury prevention, particularly in Africa. Understanding Violence: The Role of Injury Surveillance Systems in Africa, highlights lessons learned from pilot projects run in DR Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia. More

International trade controls

A report on arms exports in South East Europe has been published by SEESAC (South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons) and UNDP.

International trade controls

The Walloon regional government in Belgium ignored federal government fears about human rights violations before exporting arms to Libya, according to a report.

National gun laws

The 2009-10 New Year holiday period was marred by deaths around the world from celebratory gunfire.<--break->

India’s home ministry is to order annual audits for confiscated and obsolete weapons.

Latest resources

Women, gender and guns
The first ‘Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS)’ for 2012 from the Peace Research Institute Oslo, features PRIO researcher and Deputy Director Inger Skjelsbæk’s new book ‘The Psychology of War Rape: Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the launch of the US Peace Research Endowment'.
UN Small Arms Process

Representatives of civil society spoke in the afternoon plenary session of the preparatory committee (PrepCom) for the 2012 Review Conference (RevCon) on 21 March 2012.

This article was written by Félix Kokou Aklavon, member of the International Advisory Council (IAC) and the Togolese Action Network on Small Arms (RASALT) for the Small Arms Monitor during the preparatory committee for the 2012 Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA).

International trade controls

The report presents (Part I and Part II) a series of cases - from the 1980s to present - that illustrate and document the continuous involvement of aviation companies in the business of war, namely in the arms supply chains and also in covert operations, all of which have often resulted in consequent severe violations of human rights, from Nicaragua to Armenia, from D.R. Congo to Afghanistan and Rwanda.

UN Small Arms Process

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.