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