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Quick Guide: Results of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) (October 2021)

October 1, 2021

This Quick Guide provides an overview of key outcomes of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) 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). It includes suggested follow-up actions, primarily focused on analysts, activists, […]

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Strengthening the Connection Between Small Arms and Light Weapons Controls and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (September 2021)

September 21, 2021

‘Women’s participation is key to sustainable peace’ is a conclusion drawn from a global study on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), conducted in 2015,1 15 years after its adoption. The active participation of women at all levels is crucial to the operational effectiveness, success […]

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Annotated Bibliography: Women, Gun Violence & Law Reform (August 2021)

August 24, 2021

This annotated bibliography does not purport to fully survey and represent the breadth of the literature on intervention strategies aimed at curbing firearm violence against women. Still, the sources it covers should offer a reasonable overview of the current state of the knowledge on the topic, as well as a few effective legal reforms. However, […]

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Member’s Blog: International Youth Day (August 18, 2021)

August 18, 2021

The sound of a handgun firing can travel about a mile. In Brooklyn, that means a single shot can reach thousands, even tens of thousands, of ears. You can’t tell the direction as the harsh sound waves are too distorted by the buildings to be in any way meaningful. In effect, in some parts of […]

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Room for improvement: An analysis of “gender considerations” in the 2020 Programme of Action national reports (July 2021)

July 22, 2021

Under the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA), states agree to submit a national report on their implementation of the PoA and International Tracing Instrument (ITI) every two years. National reports allow states the opportunity to reaffirm […]

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Towards BMS7: Marking and Tracing (July 2021)

July 14, 2021

The proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) is a global problem that prolongs conflicts, facilitates violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law, and puts civilians at high risk of death or injury from weapons-related violence. Marking and tracing SALW and ammunition is key to addressing this proliferation. Most illicit small […]

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