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Eighth Biennial Meeting of States on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (BMS8)



The Eighth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS8) to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) will be convened at the United Nations in New York City from 27 June to 1 July 2022.

BMS8 is going to take place in the consecutive year of BMS7, as BMS7 was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BMS8 is set to take place in person as the United Nations Headquarters have reopened to representatives of civil society organisations (access to the United Nations headquarters remains contingent to compliance with COVID-19 related measures).

IANSA is the official coordinator of civil society participation in BMS8 2022.

For more documents and information related to BMS8 2022, visit the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs website here.

List of non-governmental organisations accredited to the BMS8
BMS8 Outcome Document – Zero Draft 4 (2022/06/06)
Non-state sponsored side events to BMS8 calendar
Aide Memoire for Non-Governmental Organizations for BMS8 2022
Aide memoire pour organisations non gouvernementales
Recordatorio para Organizaciones no gubernamentales
BMS8 2022 Provisional agenda
Report of the Secretary-General: Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
Small arms and light weapons: Why strict controls are urgently needed (May 2022)
Ten Goals to Prevent Diversion of Small Arms and Light Weapons (May 2022)
Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation and Violence: Estimating its Scale and Forms (June 2022)
Six Key Issues for the Eighth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS8) on the UN Programme of Action (June 2022)
Civil society participation in firearms collection and destruction in non-conflict scenarios (June 2022)
Children shooting children (June 2022)
BMS8 social media graphics (ENG)
BMS8 social media graphics (FRA)
BMS8 social media graphics (ESP)
IANSA BMS8 daily briefing: Day 1
IANSA BMS8 daily briefing: Day 2
IANSA BMS8 daily briefing: Day 3
International Action Network on Small Arms
Nonviolence International Southeast Asia
Disarmament and Arms Control South Africa
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD)
Cameroon Youth and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP)
IANSA Youth Network statement
Vision-GRAM International
Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano
Tech 4 Tracing
Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons
Fondation pour l'étude des relations internationales et du développement - Small Arms Survey
Mines Action Group
Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights
Eighth Biennial Meeting of States on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (BMS8)

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