Civil Society and Disarmament 2018

Advocacy by Non-Governmental Organizsations to Strengthen the United Nationa Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons

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This edition of Civil Society and Disarmament explores recent work by the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) in support of legal instruments on the misuse, diversion, and illicit proliferation of small arms, light weapons, and their ammunition. IANSA, a global civil society network comprising hundreds of member organizations, has advocated both for effective implementation of these instruments and for their development as living – not static – documents.



Seeking a more inclusive approach to small arms: Reflections from Non-governmental organizations

The contributions in this section reflect civil society’s efforts to encourage governments to make more concerted efforts to prevent violence perpetrated with small arms and light weapons. The contributions outline ways to combat that violence including from the perspectives of stakeholders who have not traditionally been included in PoA discussions.


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